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Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Belarus

Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Belarus

A Soviet-era fighter jet crashed in Belarus on Tuesday, killing the man piloting the aircraft, the country’s Defense Ministry said, according to RIA Novosti.

The pilot, Nikolai Gridnyov, lost control of the jet when doing exercises in low-altitude flight, the ministry said, local news agency BELTA reported.

Ground control ordered the pilot to eject from the plane, but he stayed in order to prevent the machine from crashing into a neighboring village, sacrificing his life to make the jet crash two kilometers away from the village, the report said.

The ministry did not elaborate on the causes of the crash. Belarusian Air Force has more than 70 Su-25s, which were developed in the 1970s.

Source: Minsk, 13 June 2012 - Press agency News

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