Over Russian territory: Russian fighter jet crashes

A Russian fighter jet has crashed over the southern Russian region of Krasnodar. This reports the German news website n-tv.de with reference to the Interfax agency, which cites data from the Defense Ministry in Moscow.

According to the report, the L-39 trainer aircraft was on its approach to land during a training flight when it crashed. The exact cause has not yet been determined, the report continues. One passenger was killed in the incident.

Since the start of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine at the end of February, fighter jets have repeatedly taken off from Krasnodar to attack the neighboring country. Incidents like this one are becoming more frequent, with Russian fighter jets crashing while still over Russian territory. The official reason given is technical problems. N-tv.de reports that only a few days ago, a crew of an Su-30 aircraft was killed when it crashed over the Russian Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad.

Krasnodar is a region in southern Russia. The eponymous capital of the Krasnodar region has just under 750,000 inhabitants and is one of the most important centers in the south of Russia.

Image: kremlin.ru, Совещание по развитию дальневосточных городов (2023-03-14) 02, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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