Fighter jet crashes near Zaporozhe

The plane’s pilot has been killed in the crash.

11 November 2015 12:00

A SU-25 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force has crashed while performing a training flight, reports the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

“On November 11, 2015, a SU-25 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed performing a training flight some 40 kilometers to the north of Zaporozhe,” reads a statement released by the press service.

According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the plane’s pilot, 23, was killed, while no civilians were injured in the crash.

Currently, rescue workers are working at the site of the accident and an investigation into the crash has been launched.