Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker crashed outside Moscow, killing pilot

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker crashed outside Moscow, killing pilot

A filght of Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker escorted one Sukhoi Super Jet 100 commercial aircraft. Besides military wing, Sukhoi has also commercial division. (goodwp.com)

Moscow (ANTARA News) - A Russian Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet crashed outside Moscow on Thursday killing its pilot, the RIA news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying.

The fighter aircraft was returning to its base at the time and was not carrying weapons or ammunition, the ministry was cited as saying. The crash did not cause any serious damage on the ground, it said.

A Russian Defence Ministry commission was reported to be already working at the crash site to try to determine what happened.

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