Russian War Plane Crashes in Syria, Killing Two Pilots

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
A Russian-made Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

The Russian military said a Sukhoi-30 multi-role fighter jet had crashed in Syria on Thursday, killing both of its pilots, Russian news agencies reported.

The agencies, citing a Defense Ministry statement, said the jet had crashed after taking off and was not shot down.

The RIA news agency said the crash may have been caused by a bird strike.