Warplane. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Defence of Russia

04 December 2018, 17:45

Two pilots perish in military aircraft crash in Armenia

The wreckage of the Su-25, which took off today from Gyumri, was found in the mountains of the Shirak Region; the pilots died, the Armenian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported.

The death of the crew of the military aircraft was reported by Artsrun Ovannisyan, the MoD's press secretary, on his Facebook page.

"Both pilots – Lieutenant Colonel Armen Babayan and Major Movses Manukyan – have perished," Mr Ovannisyan has written today (translated by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent), without specifying the reasons of the accident.

Today, the above aircraft of the Armenian Air Forces took off the Gyumri Airport at 10:06 a.m. local time. "At about 10:20 a.m., the contact with the Su-25, which was performing a daily scheduled training flight, was lost," the "News-Armenia" quotes the MoD's message.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 4, 2018 at 01:46 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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