Thursday, June 9, 2016

Russian Pilot Dies in Crash Near Moscow

MOSCOW – The Russian defense ministry announced that a Russian pilot from Knights aerobatic team died on Thursday after his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed on the outskirts of Moscow, as he was returning to the base after performing an aerobatic demonstration.

An emergency services spokesperson for emergency services confirmed that the remains of the pilot were found at the scene of the tragedy.

The pilot had participated with five other fighters in an aerobatic demonstration for the inauguration of a memorial to Russian pilots in a town near Moscow.

Three weeks ago, the deceased had to make an emergency landing due to problems in the engine of his jet.

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