Russian Defense Ministry declares deadly crash of Su-34 in training mission in North Ossetia

(MENAFN) In a somber announcement made on Tuesday, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the devastating crash of a Su-34 aircraft in a rugged, mountainous area of North Ossetia. The incident occurred amidst a scheduled training mission, resulting in the tragic loss of the entire crew on board the aircraft. According to the ministry's statement, the initial cause of the crash of the Russian Air Force Su-34 was attributed to a technical malfunction, shedding light on the inherent risks and challenges faced during military training operations.

The loss of the Su-34 aircraft and its crew underscores the inherent dangers involved in military aviation and training exercises. The crash serves as a sobering reminder of the sacrifices made by military personnel in the line of duty, highlighting the need for continuous efforts to enhance safety protocols and measures within military aviation.

The Su-34 aircraft, a vital component of the Russian Air Force's fleet, has been utilized extensively in various training exercises and operational missions. Its involvement in the training mission in North Ossetia underscores the importance of rigorous training programs aimed at preparing military personnel for the complexities of aerial operations.

As investigations into the crash continue, the Russian Ministry of Defense expressed its condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased crew members. The ministry reaffirmed its commitment to conducting thorough investigations to determine the exact cause of the crash and to implementing necessary measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.



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