Russian investigative committee to probe Su-24M jet crash

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MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that a Russian Su-24M Fencer supersonic attack jet has crashed in Russia's eastern Khabarovsk region killing both pilots on board.

"On July six 2015, the military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Komsomolsk-on-Amur opened a case under article 351 of the Criminal Code of Russian Federation ‘Violation of the Rules for Flights and Training for Them.' The investigation is underway", the statement reads. Earlier a source told RIA Novosti that a technical malfunction of the aircraft engines was the most probable cause of the accident.

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