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26 Mar, 2008 08:25

Friendly fire blamed for Russian jet crash

There are reports that a Russian military plane, which crashed last week, was shot down by friendly fire. Russia’s Interfax news agency says investigators believe another plane involved in exercises shot down the SU-25 jet.

Investigators say they didn't find any evidence the plane's systems had malfunctioned.

The incident left the pilot dead.

An investigation is being carried out by a commission from the Defence Ministry and Airforce Command.

All SU-25 planes are now able to fly after they were grounded following the accident.