Russian fighter jet crashes over Mediterranean Sea, both pilots killed

Russian fighter jet crashes over Mediterranean Sea, both pilots killed

A Russian fighter plane crashed Thursday in the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from a base in Syria, killing both pilots, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced.

Details are emerging regarding the crash of a Russia Su-30SM multi-role fighter-a modernized derivative of the Flanker family of jets-that occurred just off Syrian shores.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a Russian military jet fall in the water off the coast of the town of Jableh, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Hmeimim is a western Syrian airbase now operated by Russian Federation.

The most recent acknowledged military loss came when a transport plane crashed on landing at the Khmeimim airbase in March, killing all 39 people on board.

Russian Defense Ministry cited possible bird strike for the accident citing preliminary investigation.

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According to specialists, the aircraft was gaining altitude when it crashed.

There has been no word from the official media outlets in Syria about the plane crash.

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