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Last updated: 3 May 2020
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Date:25-MAR-2020
Time:20:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SU27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sukhoi Su-27
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Black Sea, near Belbek -
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Belbek
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Sukhoi Su-27 reportedly crashed into the Black Sea during a routine flight, 50 km from Théodosie.
A distress signal emitted by the ELT plane was recorded in the area at 20:11 LT, a statement said.

A rescue operation was immediately launched. An An-26 aircraft and a Mi-8 helicopter from the Southern Military District emergency services were deployed in the crash zone.

The pilot’s search is complicated by the bad weather conditions, said the Russian Defense Ministry.

Update 26-mar-2020 :
Russia’s maritime operations services told: "The signal has been detected. A helicopter is heading to that region. It is very far from the search zone, from the initial coordinates,"

Update 27-mar-2020
"Rescued Pilot of Su-27 Did Not Survive After Being Pulled from Ocean"

Sources:

https://t.me/rt_russian/28994?fbclid=IwAR2sDQtyWPeufYLio2poZwv70LJXNQBuR3QqrsAuy8IAESD2yjHCuVW1tfM
https://www.mbs.news/a/2020/03/russian-su-27-fighter-crashes-in-the-black-sea.html
https://fr.sputniknews.com/defense/202003251043392517-un-chasseur-russe-su-27-secrase-dans-la-mer-noire/
https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2020/3/26/14883/
https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/27/russian-su-27-pilot-dies-following-ocean-rescue-in-difficult-conditions/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Mar-2020 19:44 atez Added
25-Mar-2020 19:47 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Country, Narrative]
25-Mar-2020 20:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2020 20:09 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 08:09 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Plane category]
26-Mar-2020 15:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 15:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
27-Mar-2020 20:45 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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