Su-24 fighter jet crashes in Syria during takeoff killing the crew

Russian Su-24 plane

English edition of Asharq Al-Awsat - the world's premier pan-Arab daily. "The plane's crew did not have time to eject and died", the local media reported quoting a military spokesman as saying.

Russian frontline su-24 bomber crashed during takeoff from the air base Hamm in Syria, according to the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation.

"On October 10, during acceleration for takeoff from the airfield of Hmeymim (Syria), a Su-24 aircraft skidded off the runway".

In the incident, the crew managed to eject and was killed.

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He did not clarify how many people died, but the Su-24 usually has a crew of two. The crew of the fighter jet was killed, officials with the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation told TASS.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the crash in a brief statement.

The accident caused no destruction on the ground.

Over the past week, Russian jets have intensified their campaign, conducting up to 150 airstrikes per day, the reports said.

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