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Moment of Russian fighter jet crash caught on camera VIDEOS

Footage shows the moment when a Sukhoi plane hit a residential property

Videos have emerged showing the moment when a Russian Su-30 fighter jet crashed into a two-story house in the southern Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, killing both pilots.

It is the second such incident in Russia this week, following a similar disaster in Krasnodar region, which left 15 dead and 26 injured.

A statement explained that the aircraft was conducting a test flight when it crashed. Irkutsk is a major centre for Russia’s avitation industry, and is home to production for the Irkut Corporation.

The dashcam footage was published on the Russian Telegram channel Mash and shows a bright flash from the explosion and a thick cloud of smoke.

Another video emerged on social media shortly afterwards, showing the incident from a different angle, from which the plane can be seen nosediving and exploding upon impact.

Home to over 600,000 people, Irkutsk lies about 500km north of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, and was known as a place of exile in Tsarist Russia. It is close to Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake. 

Irkutsk Region Governor Igor Kobzev wrote on his Telegram channel that fire crews and other first responders were working at the crash site. 

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from RT – Daily news

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