| 19 May 2024, Sunday |

Russia’s Su-24 Plane Crashes Near Perm, Pilots Ejected

A Russian Su-24 plane crashed near Perm on Friday, while both pilots managed to eject in time, Russia’s Central Military District said.

“While flying to an aircraft repair company for scheduled repairs, a Su-24 plane crashed 95 kilometers [59 miles] west of the city of Perm. According to a report from the site, the pilots ejected,” the military district said in a statement.

A helicopter has been sent to evacuate pilots after the plane crashed in a wooded area.

“The ejected pilots, according to preliminary data, survived,” a spokesperson of the emergency services said.

  • Sputnik