A military aircraft crashed during the training flight near Baranovichy, in the south-western region of Belarus. According to the report of the Defence Ministry, both pilots died as a result of the accident.
The Yak-130 aircraft flew from the Lidskaya assault air base. According to the primary reports, the accident was caused by a technical malfunction.
“Having shown courage and heroism, the pilots tried to take the plane away from the settlement. After ensuring that the trajectory of the plane’s fall was outside the residential buildings, the pilots ejected.” – the report of Belarus Defence Ministry reads.
The killed pilots were the flight commander Major Andrey Vladimirovich Nichiporchik, and Lieutenant Nikita Borisovich Kukanenko.
No other victims or destruction were reported. Forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived at the site of the accident.
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