Russian Bomber Crashes in Pacific Region, Both Pilots Killed

The Russian Defense Ministry said, a Russian military aircraft crashed Monday while taking off on a nighttime training flight and both pilots were killed.
The ministry said in a statement, the Su-24 bomber crashed while taking off from an airfield in the Khabarovsk region in Russia's Far East at 9:35 p.m. local time. The ministry said, shortly after leaving the runway, the plane banked sharply to the left and struck the ground.
Another MiG-29 crashed in southern Russia on June 4, its crew of two bailing out safely.