YEYSK, October 18. /TASS/. There was no explosion after an Su-34 fighter jet crash in the courtyard of a residential building in the town of Yeysk in southern Russia, Emergencies Minister Alexander Kurenkov told reporters on Tuesday.
"The jet hit against the house as it crashed and broke down, with the fuel spilling during the breakdown. There was no explosion as such," he said, adding that "the fire started as a result of fuel spread."
An Su-34 fighter-bomber crashed in Yeysk upon a climb during its training flight from a military airfield late on October 17 after one of its engines burst into flames. The fuel that spilled during the crash ignited, with the fire spreading to a nearby multi-story residential building, engulfing all nine stories. The pilots ejected. President Vladimir Putin ordered to provide all necessary aid to the victims of the emergency.