24 October, 2022

Another Russian military aircraft crashes....

Image from video posted in Telegram
According to local authorities, a Russian military aircraft has crashed into what is understood to be a residential area in Irkutsk in southern Siberia.

The media are reporting that the regional governor Igor Kobzev, had used the social network and messaging app, Telegram to advise that a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft crash-landed on a two-storey house in the city on Sunday and that both pilots had been killed in the crash.  It is believed that nobody on the ground had been injured in the incident 

Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said the aircraft was on a test flight at the time of the incident, although no further details have been released.  However, the Investigative Committee confirmed to local media it had opened a criminal investigation into violations of air safety rules.

Footage of the crash that has been shared widely on social media appears to show the aircraft diving almost vertically before crashing in a fireball. Another video on Telegram seems to show fire personnel putting out a fire in the devastated remains of the house. 

It is the second Russian military aircraft to crash within a week, a Sukhoi Su-34 crashed into a residential building in the southern city of Yeysk shortly after take-off on Monday 17th killing at least 14 people.