Thirteen Killed in Russian Su-34 Jet's crash into Residential Building at Yeysk

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 06:05 PM, October 17, 2022
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Thirteen Killed in Russian Su-34 Jet's crash into Residential Building at Yeysk
Russian Su-34 pilot ejects before it crashes into a residential building in Yeysk @via social media

Russia’s defense ministry has confirmed the loss of a Su-34 fighter-bomber in the southern Russian city of Yeysk on Monday.

“On October 17, 2022, while climbing to perform a training flight from the military airfield of the Southern Military District, a Su-34 aircraft crashed,” the ministry said in an official release.

The Russian Aviation Department clarified that a criminal case was initiated under Article 351 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of flight rules or preparation for them).
     According to a prelimnary report of the disaster, "the total number of deaths was 13 people, including 3 children, 19 people received various injuries and were hospitalized."
     On Monday evening, a Su-34 bomber crashed in Yeysk, the pilots ejected. The plane crashed on a nine-story building, which started a fire.

Thirteen Killed in Russian Su-34 Jet's crash into Residential Building at Yeysk
Russian Su-34 crash in Yeysk @via Russian state media

The jet crashed into a residential building. Footage being shared on social media showed a large fireball erupting from the nine-story structure.

Yeysk is separated from occupied Russian territory in southern Ukraine by a narrow stretch of the Sea of Azov.

Russian state-controlled media reported that the Su-34 crashed after one of its engines failed while conducting a training flight from the military airfield of the Southern Military District.

Thirteen Killed in Russian Su-34 Jet's crash into Residential Building at Yeysk
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