Russian Defense Ministry Confirms Su-27 Crashed Near Moscow, Pilot Killed


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Russia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that a Su-27 fighter jet crashed in the Moscow region.

Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed reports on Thursday that a Su-27 fighter aircraft had crashed in the Moscow region.

“On June 9 at 10:25 [local time, 07:35 GMT], a Su-27 belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in the Moscow region while returning to the base airfield after a planned flight. The pilot died. The flight was conducted without ammunition, there is no destruction on the ground,” the ministry said in a statement.