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A Russian Su-25 crashed in the Belgorod region. The pilot is dead

In the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, a Russian Defense Ministry plane crashed. This was announced in social networks by the governor of the region Vyacheslav Gladkov.

“The cause of the incident is being investigated. The situation is under control,” he wrote on his telegram channel. If there are any casualties or injuries, the governor will not The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the crash and said the pilot died.

The ministry said the Su-25 crashed while returning to its airfield after completing a combat mission. According to preliminary data, the cause of the disaster was a technical malfunction. The accident happened in a deserted place, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

According to TASS, a military helicopter arrived to transport the body of the deceased pilot. Earlier, the agency, citing sources, reported that the plane crashed on the outskirts of the village. The pilot managed to eject.

Baza also wrote that the plane fell on a barn with hay on the outskirts of the village of Orekhovo, after which a fire broke out.

In recent months, there have been several military aircraft crashes in Russia, including civilian casualties. When the Su-34 crashed into a nine-story residential building in Yeysk on October 17, 15 people died, while the pilots escaped.

On October 23, in Irkutsk, the Su-30 fell on a two-story house, the pilots died. An Il-76 military transport plane crashed in Ryazan in June, and two Su-25s crashed in the same month.

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