Today at 19 hours 23 minutes (MSK) in the area of the airfield Budennovsk of the Stavropol Territory while performing a scheduled training flight, the Su-25 plane crashed.
The plane did not carry ammunition and fell in a deserted area about 5-7 km from Budennovsk. This made it possible to avoid casualties and destruction on earth.
The Ministry of Defense has set up a special commission to investigate the causes of the tragedy.
According to preliminary data, the pilot managed to eject, but the ejection did not save the life of a soldier. According to the specified information, the plane crashed while landing. Information Service LifeNews names the data about the dead pilot. This is Major Alexander Kurikalov, representing 368th aviation regiment. He was 35 years old.