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MARCH 2021

All Su-34 Flights Suspended In Russia Following Jet Crash In Far East: State Media

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All Su-34 Flights Suspended In Russia Following Jet Crash In Far East: State Media

Su-34 fighter jet. IMAGE: Valery Sharifulin/TASS

Flights of the Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers have been suspended throughout Russia following a jet crash in the Far East, the Russian state-run news agency TASS reported on January 18 citing a source in the Defense Ministry.

“Flights of the Su-34 bombers have been suspended throughout the country,” TASS quoted the source.

Earlier on January 18, two Su-34 fighter-bombers reportedly collided in mid-air over the Strait of Tatary in Russia’s Khabarovsk Region. Two pilot died in the incident. Another one was rescued. The fate of the fourth pilot is unknown.

The rescue operation is ongoing.

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