Russian Fighter Jet Crashes in North Ossetia

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.11 - 2024 7:44 AM CET

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A Su-34 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) crashed in North Ossetia.

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On June 11, a Su-34 fighter jet from the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in the mountainous region of North Ossetia-Alania during a scheduled training flight.

The incident occurred in a deserted area, preventing any destruction on the ground, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Details of the Crash

The crash took place in the Alagir region of North Ossetia.

Reports suggest that a technical malfunction caused the aircraft to go down. Both pilots on board the aircraft were killed in the crash.

“A VKS commission has been dispatched to the crash site to investigate the incident,” the Ministry of Defense reported.

The operational services of the republic confirmed the details to TASS, adding that the crash happened in a remote, uninhabited area, minimizing collateral damage.

The dispatched commission will conduct an investigation to determine the exact cause of the malfunction that led to the crash.

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