A technical fault is the likely cause of a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet’s crash in the Moscow Region, the press office of the Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
"According to preliminary data, a technical failure caused the crash of the Su-27 plane of the Russian Aerospace Force," the press office said in a statement.
The pilot performed all the necessary operations to divert the plane from a populated area, the press office said.
"The pilot had no time for ejecting," the Defense Ministry said.
A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter aircraft of the Russian Knights aerobatic team crashed near the village of Muranovo in the Moscow Region on Thursday morning. The pilot was killed in the crash.
First published by TASS.
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