Russian fighter jet crashes into residential building in Siberian city
Two pilots were killed when A . was killed Russian fighter It crashed into an apartment building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, less than a week after another Russian warplane crashed in a residential area in southern Russia.
The Su-30 fighter was reportedly on a training flight when it hit a two-story building, but five residents living there were not at home at the time and no casualties were reported on the ground, according to the governor of the Irkutsk region, Igor Kobze.
Iroketsk, an industrial city of more than 600,000 people, has an aircraft manufacturing plant that manufactures Su-30s, a twin-engine, two-seat jet aircraft.
Sunday’s crash was the 11th reported wreckage of a Russian military aircraft Since Putin was fired Invasion of Ukraine in February.
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On Monday, a SU-34 bomber crashed in a residential area of the Azov sea port of Yeisk, killing 15 people and injuring 19 others.
The British Ministry of Defense said earlier this summer that Russian Air Force ‘performed poorly’ during the invasion of Ukraine.
“While Russia has an impressive roster of modern and relatively capable combat aircraft, the air force has almost certainly failed to develop the institutional culture and skill sets required for its personnel to meet Russia’s aspirations to deliver a more modern Western-style air campaign,” the British Ministry of Defense said in June.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.