The defense Ministry confirmed the rescue the second pilot of the su-34
MOSCOW, January 18. /TASS/. In the rescue operation involved six ships of the Pacific fleet, helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142.
The helicopter of the defense Ministry rescued the second pilot of the fighter-bomber su-34, crashed in the sea of Japan. On Friday told reporters the Russian defense Ministry.
“Helicopter pilots of the Eastern military district detected the co-pilot. The first approach the crew of the helicopter hovered over the individual life raft, and the pilot was brought aboard the helicopter. The condition of the pilot is satisfactory” — said the Russian defense Ministry.
In the rescue operation involved six ships of the Pacific fleet, helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142.
The work of rescuers is complicated by difficult weather conditions due to strong wind and waves in four points.
As reported previously TASS a source in law enforcement bodies, two su-34 collided in the air over the sea on Friday morning. Later, the defense Ministry reported that at 08:07 Moscow time when performing routine training flight over the sea of Japan, 35 km from the coast in the course of the maneuvering has occurred “touch down of two su-34 the far Eastern Association air force and air defense”.
It was said that the aircraft performed the flight without ammunition.