The Su-25 fighter is crashed in the Rostov region during a routine training flight. This was announced by RIA Novosti, citing the press service of the Southern Military District.
“The pilot died. The flight was carried out without ammunition, the plane crashed in a deserted place, there was no damage to the ground,” the military said in a statement.
According to preliminary data, the Su-25 is crashed due to a technical malfunction, believe the Southern Military District. A commission of the Air and Space Forces is working at the site of the crash.
According to Izvestia, the fighter is flew at an extremely low altitude. It is possible that the plane hit the power line due to a pilot error, writes Telegram-canal Baza.
Similar information was reported by the portal 161.ru: according to his data, the plane was flying at a low altitude, due to which it crashed into a power line; the incident took place in the Chertkovsky region near the border with Ukraine. The fighter caught fire in the air, the pilot received severe burns and dies, the portal reports.