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Russian Su-25 attack aircraft crashes in Sea of Azov

Monday, 17 July 2023, 15:46
Russian Su-25 attack aircraft crashes in Sea of Azov
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A Russian Su-25 attack aircraft has crashed in Krasnodar Krai in the Russian Federation. The pilot had ejected, but later died on the way to hospital.

Source: RIA Novosti, a Kremlin-aligned Russian news outlet; Radio Liberty; Meduza, Latvia-based Russian outlet; various Telegram channels, Baza Telegram channel 

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Quote: "A plane has crashed into the sea near Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai. The pilot ejected."

Details: The pilot was reportedly rescued from the water and is being given medical assistance.

The military later reported that the attack aircraft crashed during a training flight.

The cause of the accident is thought to have been engine failure.

The operational headquarters of the Krasnodar Krai administration reported that there were no casualties.

The Telegram channel Baza later reported that the pilot died on the way to hospital. He could not be resuscitated.

Note: The Su-25 Grach armoured attack aircraft (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) is designed to support ground forces above the battlefield with direct sight of the target and to destroy movable and immovable objects with specified coordinates and low-speed air targets. 

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