Yak-130 Trainer Jet Crashes Near Airfield in Central Russia, Pilots Eject

Yak-130 Trainer Jet Crashes Near Airfield in Central Russia, Pilots Eject
A Yakovlev Yak-130 advanced trainer and combat jet has crashed near the Borisoglebsk airfield in south-central Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday.
A combat training Yak-130 plane crashed near the Borisoglebsk airbase on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement.
The crew of the plane avoided hitting nearby buildings before catapulting, according to the ministry.
​"Both pilots signaled right after landing and their lives and health are not in danger. A search and rescue group has been sent to the area for evacuation," the statement added.
A military flight safety commission is preparing to leave for the area to establish the cause of the crash.

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