The defense Ministry confirmed the death of the pilot in the crash of the su-27 in the suburbs

The Russian defense Ministry confirmed the death of the pilot in the crash of the su-27 in the suburbs. This was reported in the press service of the defense Ministry, reports “RIA Novosti”.

The Ministry reported that the plane crashed about 10:25 GMT when returning to the base airfield in the Moscow region after the planned flight. “The pilot was killed. The flight was carried out without ammunition, on the ground destructions,” — said the defense Ministry.

The accident occurred in the forest, 2 km from the village of Muranovo in the Pushkin district. According to a source “RIA Novosti”, the main cause of the disaster is considered a technical failure, first of all — engine failure.

The source Agency TASS reported that the crashed fighter jet was part of the aerobatic team “Russian knights”. Aircraft operated by the major Sergey Eremenko.

As has specified a source “Interfax”, “Russian knights” performed demonstration flights at the opening ceremony of the monument to the Aviators of Russia in Ashukino village, Pushkin district.