Super advanced Russian stealth fighter jet crashes, pilot bails and survives
He had to jet.
The most advanced Russian stealth fighter jet crashed in the far southeastern part of the country, but the pilot ejected from the aircraft and survived, the Associated Press reported. Russian officials said in a statement Tuesday that one of the 10 Su-57 jets in existence went down in a training flight.
Nothing on the ground was damaged, besides the jet, according to the AP. The cause of the crash is unknown.
The accident happened near Komsomolsk-on-Amur, which is more than 700 miles northeast of Vladivostok.
The Su-57, which is being developed by Sukhoi to compete with the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, is at the cutting edge of Russian military technology. Ten have been produced so far, and some have flown combat missions in Syria, according to the AP. The Russian military has placed an order for 76 of the aircraft to be built by 2028.
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