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Sukhoi Su-57 crashes in Russian Far East

31 December 2019
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A Russian Su-57 'Felon' aircraft crashed in the Russian Khabarovsk region on 24 December while on a test flight. According to Russia media, the aircraft was the first serial production aircraft (01 Blue) and was conducting routine factory tests near the Komsomolsk-on-Amur plant in Russia's Far East region.

The aircraft was undergoing a series of factory test flights approximately 111 km from Komsomolsk-on-Amur aerodrome, with the TASS news agency reporting that the cause of the Su-57 accident was a "failure in the aircraft control system".

The aircraft was part of the initial production batch and was flying with an NPO Saturn Izdeliye 117 (AL-41F1) engine.

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