This is the second such incident in a week. On Monday, the Sukhoi Su-34 plane crashed In a nine-storey apartment building in the southern Russian town of Yeysk. That accident killed at least 15 people, according to A Reuters report. At the time, authorities said the cause might have been a “technical malfunction”. The pilots in the accident managed to eject and survived.
In both incidents, authorities said the planes were on training flights. Confirming the losses of the Russian Air Force in the war against Ukraine.
The Russian authorities did not provide information on the cause of the accident. The country’s investigative committee said it launched a file criminal investigation In possible violations of transportation safety rules, criminal investigators were sent to the scene.
The United Aircraft CorporationOn Sunday, the state-owned Russian Aerospace Corporation said in a statement that the investigation into the accident will include experts from the aviation industry. The authorities announced Sunday evening in Irkutsk municipality Emergency Russian media reported that the area where the accident occurred.
The successive collapses are a problem for the Russian army, which is fighting against the Ukrainian counterattack in Kherson South region and general perception of the house. Moscow faces criticism from military analysts who say it is not winning fast enough in Ukraine, and from the Russian population, who have fled en masse to avoid military mobilization By order of President Vladimir Putin.
Elsewhere in the area last month, man Shot and wounded An official at a military recruitment center in a small town north of Irkutsk. The gunman was apparently distraught that his close friend had been called up to fight in Ukraine despite no prior military service.
Marie Ilyushina contributed to this report.
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