Military plane crashes into sea

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A military aircraft has crashed into the sea off the Crimean port of Sevastopol, Russia.

Russian governor of the region, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said civilian objects were not destroyed.

The pilot was safely ejected and was picked up by rescuers in the crash which occurred on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Earlier, Russian Telegram channels reported that a Russian Su-35 fighter jet had crashed near Sevastopol.

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It was not clear what caused the incident.

Sevastopol, the historic headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet, sits on the southern tip of Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014.

The region has come under frequent Ukrainian attack during the two-year conflict.

“The pilot ejected. He was picked up by rescuers from the Sevastopol Rescue Service at a distance of 200 meters from the shore. His life is not in danger,” Razvozhayev added.



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