- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
Local NewsBreaking newsShocking video shows what appears to be a Russian warplane crashing and...

Shocking video shows what appears to be a Russian warplane crashing and bursting into a fireball immediately after taking off from Crimea

Shocking video shows what appears to be a Russian warplane crashing and bursting into a fireball immediately after taking off from Crimea

As the Kremlin’s harried forces continued losing ground to Ukraine’s lightning counter-offensive.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense shared the clip on Twitter on Monday, writing in the accompanying post: “Sunday morning in Crimea. Another Su-25 is down. Incomplete at all levels.

Russian retreats continue as emboldened Ukrainians push on, shoot down drone
US B-52 bomber emits emergency code while flying in British skies
Russian correspondent admits army suffered ‘huge’ losses in on-air gaffe
Putin faces calls to resign from Russian city officials over lack of strength in Ukraine war
“Weapons in the hands of the russians [sic] are the danger, first of all, to themselves.”

The 39-second recording, which has been viewed more than 188,000 times, opens on a pair of fighter jets taking off side by side from a field.

Seconds later, as the jet on the right attempts to make a sharp left-hand turn, it drops out of the sky and explodes on impact, sending flames and clouds of thick black smoke shooting into the air.

Video tweeted by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense shows what appear to be two Russian fighter jets taking off from Crimea.

Video tweeted by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense shows what appear to be two Russian fighter jets taking off from Crimea.

As one of the planes veers off to the left, it begins to rapidly lose altitude.

Seconds after takeoff, the plane crashes and bursts into flames on impact.

“Oh, f–k!” an onlooker cries out in Russian off camera.

Each Su-25 jet costs an estimated $11 million to manufacture. The fighter jets have been in use since 1976 by Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian militaries, and were deployed during wars in Afghanistan and Syria.

The cause of the crash in Crimea is unknown at this time, and it is unclear whether the pilot of the doomed aircraft managed to eject from the cockpit before impact.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense trolled Russia’s military, tweeting that weapons in the hands of Russian fighters are a danger to themselves.

Su-25 warplanes have been in use since 1976, and each aircraft costs about $11 million.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense claimed that the Kremlin’s military lost about 245 jets between Feb. 24 and Sept. 13, but that number could not be independently verified.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE FULL ACCESS TO PREMIUM CONTENT

SUPPORT NONPROFIT JOURNALISM

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AND EMERGING TRENDS IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE

TOPICAL VIDEO WEBINARS

Get unlimited access to our EXCLUSIVE Content and our archive of subscriber stories.

Exclusive content

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme

Latest article

More article

- Advertisement -Newspaper WordPress Theme
%d bloggers like this: