Mystery as Russian fighter jet and helicopter seen crashing in fireballs in the SAME town just two hours apart | The Sun
13th May 2023

A RUSSIAN fighter jet and helicopter were both filmed crashing near the same town just two hours apart.

Mystery surrounds the downing of the Su-34 jet and a Mi-8 chopper that reportedly came down near the Russian town of Klintsky.

The town lies in the south-eastern region of Bryansk, about 25 miles from the Ukrainian border.

Horror footage showed the Mi-8 plummeting from the skies engulfed in flames as it slammed into the ground.

Then just two hours later, the Su-34 appeared to fall from the skies at a rapid pace – with only its wreckage left, burnt to ruins.

There have been unconfirmed reports that the helicopter may have been shot down by friendly fire.


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At first, the state news agency TASS reported the Mi-8 crashed due to "the engine catching on fire" citing preliminary information.

A source told TASS: "As of now, helicopter debris has been located.

"A fire started following the crash, it was extinguished quickly.

The people who were abroad [the helicopter] are dead."

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However, a video posted on the Russian pro-war Telegram channel, Voyenniy Osvedomitel, showed a helicopter high in the sky exploding, being thrown off course and then plunging earthwards in flames.

And some war pundits have claimed it was downed due to a "friendly fire" accident.

It then later emerged that a Su-34 bomber also crashed in the same region.

Two pilots who were onboard were reportedly killed in the crash, Telegram channel Mash said.

Its post read: "The pilot and the navigator were unable to eject.

"Their bodies have been located, the crash site has been cordoned off."

Kyiv has not made an official statement surrounding the incident.


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