A Russian Su-25 “Frogfoot” military jet fell into the Sea of Azov on July 17 while performing a training flight, according to officials in Russia’s South Military District. The fall might have been caused by an engine’s malfunction, officials said.
The pilot ejected, according to reports on the Mash and 112 Telegram channels.
One channel posted video of what appeared to be the crash and the pilot ejecting.
The pilot reportedly survived the crash and was picked up by rescue teams. He was brought to a local hospital, where reportedly he died hours later.
The crash occurred in the Yeisk Lagoon, near a beach in the Sea of Azov, in the southwestern region of Krasnodar Krai.
Reported by Current Time