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Both of Sukhoi-25UB’s pilots died in air crash on September 3

The pilots failed to eject themselves
Sukhoi-25UB fighter jet Yuri Smityuk/TASS
Sukhoi-25UB fighter jet
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MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. Both pilots of the Sukhoi-25UB fighter-bomber lost in the Stavropol Region on Tuesday died in the air crash, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

"The Defense Ministry’s probe on the site of the Sukhoi-25UB crash in the Stavropol Territory has confirmed the death of both pilots. They failed to eject themselves," the Defense Ministry said.

The Sukhoi-25UB jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force crashed in the Stavropol Region on Tuesday. A source in the region’s law enforcement agencies said the crash occurred while the plane was performing a training flight. The crew failed to complete an aerobatics figure called dead loop and flew into the ground.

The plane carried no ammunition and crashed in an unpopulated area causing no destruction on the ground.