Su-30 Fighter Crashes In Russia

  • 12:00 AM, February 28, 2012
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A Su-30 fighter jet crashed 130 km northeast of Komsomolsk-on-Amur during a test flight on Tuesday morning , Ria Novosti reported. "Both crew members ejected safely but one was hurt on landing," a regional administration source was quoted as saying. The multirole combat aircraft is operated by India, China and Russia and belonged to the Komsomolsk-on-Amur factory where Su-30s are manufactured. Meanwhile,Russia has partially resumed flights of Su-24 Fencer tactical bombers after one of them crashed in Russia’s Urals, Defense Ministry spokesman Col Vladimir Drik said on Tuesday. All Su-24s were grounded after one of them crashed in the woods of the Kurgan region during a routine flight on February 13. Both pilots ejected safely during that incident, the third crash of a Su-24 in Russia over the last four months.