03 mai 2018

2 dead in Russian fighter jet crash off Syria coast

upi.com

May 3 (UPI) -- Two Russian pilots were killed when a military fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Syria, authorities said Thursday. The Sukhoi-30SM fighter crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off from the Khmeimim airdrome, the Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday. The cause is under investigation but officials say the plane may have had a bird strike. "There was no fire impact on the plane," the ministry said. One of the victims was identified as Maj. Albert [...]