Russian SU-34 Bomber Crashes in Caucasus, Crew Killed

A Russian SU-34 bomber crashed in the Caucasus mountains during a routine training flight, resulting in the deaths of the crew aboard. The incident, likely due to a technical malfunction, occurred in a mountainous area of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, as reported by Russian news agencies on Tuesday, citing the defence ministry.

The crash happened in a deserted area, ensuring no destruction on the ground, according to Russia’s RIA state news agency. The defence ministry confirmed that the crew did not survive the accident. The exact number of individuals on board has not been disclosed at this time.

The Sukhoi Su-34 is a Soviet-origin Russian all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber aircraft. This tragic incident underscores the potential risks associated with military training exercises and the technical challenges faced by advanced aviation technology.

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