A Su(Soviet-made 苏制)-27 fighter of the Chinese Air Force crashed, 2 pilots killed

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A Su(Soviet-made 苏制)-27 fighter of the Chinese Air Force crashed in a flight training in the Hushan, Rongcheng City, Shandong Province at 1:35 p.m. on March 31st. The site is 200 meters north of a mudflat, two pilots killed. The crash did not cause any ground damage. Immediately after the crash of the fighter, the Chinese Air Force organized scene search and rescue, as well as dealing with the aftermath.

Su-27 is developed by the former Soviet Sukhoi Design Bureau, it is a single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather air superiority heavy fighters, the main task is homeland defense, escort, maritime patrol and others. NATO gave the fighter the nickname “Flanker”. The aircraft was first developed in1969, first flight on May 20, 1977, and put into production in 1979, it is in service since 1985.

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