Kazakhstan lost a Su-30SM fighter jet in a crash

NUR-SULTAN, (BM) – As reported by the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan, the Su-30SM multi-role plane crashed during the landing approach at the Balkhash airbase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24. The crew managed to eject.

The accident happened on the evening flight on April 16, 2021, at 20:45. Still, there is no detailed information about the circumstances of the event, but according to the announcement, the plane was on a routine training flight. The two-person crew of the multi-role Su-30SM has ejected and is under medical care. Their health is not at risk. The circumstances of the incident are being investigated by a special commission of the air force and the MoD.

Official sources did not provide information on whether the missing plane belonged to the ones delivered in 2015-2017 or to the newest eight machines that arrived in Kazakhstan in November and December 2020. In total, Kazakhstan ordered 26 Su-30SM machines under three contracts, of which at least 20 were delivered. There are also about 10 Su-27 fighters still operational.

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The Su-30SM is a two-seater multi-role aircraft, with capabilities similar to the export Su-30MK / MKI aircraft operated, among others, by India. An interesting feature of its design is the placement of additional “duck” control surfaces in the front part.

Unlike the export versions, the Su-30SM has all-Russian on-board systems, such as the Bars-R multi-task radar. Aircraft is capable of hunting operations and attacking ground and surface targets with a wide range of guided weapons with a total mass of up to 8 tons.

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