Su-25 warplane crashes in Russia

10:10, 30 March 2016
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A Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft crashed on Wednesday during the landing at an airfield in Russia's Far Eastern Primorye territory, the defense ministry said, according to Russian news agency TASS.

The Su-25 jet was performing a training flight, the ministry's press service said, TASS wrote.

"The pilot ejected, his life and health are not under threat. The flight was made without an ammunition allowance. There are no casualties or destruction on the ground," it said.

A ministry's commission for flights safety is heading to the crash scene.

Read alsoElevator system malfunction: new version of Rostov crashA source in the law enforcement agencies earlier told TASS that the aircraft crashed near Chernigovka airfield due to "engine malfunction."

The local administration confirmed that crash occurred in Primorye's Chernigovsky settlement, adding that there were no casualties or serious destruction.

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