Two Su-34 crashed in the Far East
While practicing the maneuvering, fighter-bombers in the air touched, the crews of the aircraft ejected.
An accident in the air of two Su-34 fighter-bombers occurred in the Far East. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, on January 18, at 08:07 Moscow time, a touch of two Su-34 planes of the Far Eastern Air Force and Air Defense Force occurred in the air. The accident happened 35 kilometers from the coast during a scheduled training flight while practicing maneuvering over the Sea of Japan.
The defense department said that the crews of the aircraft had ejected. An An-12 aircraft and two Mi-8 helicopters of search and rescue forces were involved in the search for pilots in the ejection area .
Aircraft performed the flight without ammunition
The second pilot of the Su-34 fallen into the Sea of Japan lifted aboard a helicopter
The VVO helicopter pilots raised the second pilot of the crashed Su-34 on board, his condition is assessed as satisfactory.
The helicopter pilots of the Eastern Military District discovered the second raft with the pilot of the crashed Su-34. From the first approach, the crew hovered above the raft and raised its board, the condition of the serviceman is satisfactory, the report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said.
A little earlier, the helicopter of the search and rescue forces of the Eastern Military District was raised from a life raft of the first of the ejected pilots of the Su-34.
Before that, the crew of the An-12 aircraft found a liferaft in the crash square. Later, the crew of the Mi-8 search and rescue helicopter visually confirmed that it was the pilot of the crashed aircraft, which gave light signals. In the shortest possible time he was raised on board .
I think both pilots are safe.