Su-34 bomber crashes in Voronezh region; pilots survive

An air accident occurred in the Voronezh region during a landing of a Sukhoi Su-34 frontline bomber aircraft in Voronezh region, a spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN.

An air accident occurred in the Voronezh region during a landing of a Sukhoi Su-34 frontline bomber aircraft in Voronezh region, a spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN.

"At around 4:30 p.m. on June 4 a Su-34 aircraft was landing at an airfield in Voronezh region after a routine training flight, when its parachute brake failed to open. The plane skidded off the runway and overturned. None of the crew was hurt," the spokesperson said.

There were no armaments on the bomber, he said.

Earlier on June 4 a Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashed in the Ashuluk training area (Astrakhan region) after performing a training flight. "The crash occurred at around 2 p.m. Moscow time. Both pilots ejected. Their life is not in danger," a spokesperson for the Defense Ministry told Interfax-AVN.

Following a decision by the Air Force Commander-in-chief, all MiG-29 flights have been grounded pending the results of the inquiry, the spokesperson said on June 4.

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