Military Jet Crash Burns Apartment Building in Yeysk, Russia

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There are unconfirmed reports on Monday evening, October 17, 2022 of a military plane crash at or near an apartment building in Yeysk, Russia — a port city at the Sea of Azov in southwest Russia.

A major fire engulfed the bottom five floors of the 9-story building. Initially the status of casualties on the ground was unknown. Collapse of upper floors also occurred.

Moscow Times reported that Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Su-34 fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airfield of the Southern Military District nearby for a training flight and the pilots ejected safely, the state-run RIA Novosti reported.

The Russian Defense Ministry said an Su-34 is the aircraft that crashed. An Su-34 is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft.

Videos and images show a large fire with thick black smoke in a dense residential area, preceded by a large fireball. Several explosions could be heard during aftermath fire.

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