Posted 23 февраля 09:00

Published 23 февраля 09:00

Modified 23 февраля 09:55

Updated 23 февраля 09:55

The pilot was killed in the crash of a Su-25 attack aircraft in the Belgorod region

23 февраля 2023, 09:00
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the death of a pilot in the crash of a Su-25 military aircraft in the Belgorod region. The plane was returning after completing a combat mission to the home airfield.
Airplane crash

According to preliminary data, the cause of the crash was a technical malfunction of the aircraft, RIA Novosti writes. As the newspaper notes, before the plane crashed, the pilot managed to eject.

TASS notes that a military helicopter arrived to transport the body of the deceased pilot to the crash site. The publication notes that the pilot was alone on the plane.

The Su-25 crashed near the village of Orekhovo. Rescuers and investigators are now working at the crash site.