A Russian fighter plane crashes into a building in Siberia

A Russian fighter plane crashes into a building in Siberia

A Russian fighter plane crashed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, killing two crew members, according to regional authorities.

Irkutsk Governor Igor Kobzev said the plane had collided with a two-story building in the city. There were no casualties on the ground.

The Su-30 fighter crashed during a training flight into a two-story wooden building, causing a fire, according to the local branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

United Aircraft Corporation, a state-owned conglomerate of Russian aircraft companies, said in a statement that the plane crashed on a training flight before being delivered to the air force. The jet carried no weapons.

The crash came less than a week after another Russian fighter jet went down near an apartment building in the Sea of ​​Azov port of Yeysk, exploding in a massive fireball. The accident left 15 dead and 19 injured.

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