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Military aircraft crashes in southern Russia

The aircraft caught fire upon impact

MOSCOW, June 21. /TASS/. A Sukhoi Su-25 warplane has crashed in Russia’s southern Rostov region, an emergency source told TASS on Tuesday.

"The plane crashed in the Chertkovsky district. According to preliminary reports, the pilot was killed in the crash," he said, adding that the aircraft had caught fire upon impact.

"A technical failure is believed to have caused the crash," the source noted.

There were no casualties or damage on the ground.