Su-34 fighter jet crashes in North Ossetia, killing crew: Russian Defense Ministry

Moscow, June 11 (IANS) A Su-34 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in North Ossetia on Tuesday due to a technical malfunction, killing the crew member aboard, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported.

“In the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, in a mountainous area, a Su-34 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed during a scheduled training flight,” the ministry said.

The Republic of North Ossetia-Alania is located in the Caucasus of southern Russia, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The plane crashed in a deserted area. There was no destruction on the ground. The crew died,” the ministry added.

–IANS

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