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29 Jul, 2008 06:00

Russian pilot dies in SU-27 crash

A pilot has been killed after a Russian fighter jet crashed in the country's Far East. A second pilot managed to eject and is said to be alive.

Air Force sources say the SU-27 aircraft went down around noon local time near the city of Ussuriisk in the Primorye region.

An investigation has been opened into the incident.

The SU-27 fighter interceptor (NATO codename Flanker) has been in production since 1984.