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Another Russian warplane crashes

MOSCOW: Russia’s defence ministry on Monday said a Sukhoi jet attempting a landing on its Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier crashed after rolling off the deck, making it the second warplane to crash in a month.

“After performing a combat mission over Syria a Sukhoi-33 fighter-jet overran the runway while trying to land on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The arresting cable’s rupture was the reason,” the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies.

The pilot ejected himself and was promptly taken on board The Admiral Kuznetsov by search and rescue service. His life is not in danger, the Defense Ministry said.

“Deck aircraft keep performing their missions,” the report runs. The Russian aircraft carrier-led group keeps operating in the Mediterranean in accordance with the long voyage plan. – AFP