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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Russian fighter aircraft crashes near Volgograd as Moscow suspends operation of all Su-24 models

Su-24M2 FencerA Russian fighter jet Su-24 crashed near Volgograd prompting Moscow to suspend operations of all aircraft of the same model, as the fate of the pilots remains unknown.

The tactical bomber crashed about 7km away from the runway in Russia's southern city of Volgograd near the Marinovka airport.

An investigation has been initiated into the incident as Moscow has ordered that all the twin-engine frontline bomber be grounded.

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