A Su-30 plane crashed in Irkutsk, Siberia, on a house, causing a fire. Both pilots died in the crash, with no civilian casualties.
Published on 23.10.2022
Russian fighter jet crashes into building in Siberia, both pilots die
Bloomberg reports that a Russian warplane crashed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, killing both crew members. This is the second incident in less than a week where a fighter jet has crashed in a residential area.
These accidents seem to reflect the increasing pressure that the fighting in Ukraine is placing on the Russian air force.
Irkutsk Governor Igor Kobzev said the Su-30 fighter jet crashed into a private two-storey building housing two families. There were no casualties on the ground.
Irkutsk, an important industrial center of more than 600,000 inhabitants located in eastern Siberia, is home to an aircraft factory that produces the Su-30s.