Russian fighter jet crashes over Mediterranean

A Russian fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Syria killing both pilots'after a bird strike

A Russian fighter jet has crashed off the coast of Syria killing both pilots'after a bird strike

Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday that one of its warplanes, an advanced multi-role fighter jet, has crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off Syria and that both pilots aboard were killed. However, the Russian media has clarified that the jet was not shot down and may have crashed because of a bird in the sky.

"On may 3 around 9:45 GMT when climbing after takeoff from an airfield Hamim above the waters of the Mediterranean sea crashed Russian fighter su-30CM", - stated in the message.

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Pilots "fought to take the aircraft under control till the last minute", the Russian Defense ministry said.

Hmeimim is a western Syrian airbase now operated by Russians.

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According to a preliminary probe, a bird stuck in the plane's engine was said to have caused the crash; there was no fire in the incident, it said.

AFP reports that the Thursday's accident brings Russia's official military life losses in Syria to 86.

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It was after a foul spell spread across the library on campus that a fire brigade was sent out an alert stating a chemical hazard. In 2014, patients and staff from a Melbourne hospital were evacuated amid concerns there was a gas leak at one of the wards.

Russian Federation launched the military operation in Syria on September 30, 2015.

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