Russian Su-27 Emergency Landing in Primorsky Krai

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet was forced to make an emergency landing early Wednesday morning in Primorsky Krai, Far East, Russia’s Eastern Military Press reported.

Initial findings from a special committee investigating onsite reported that while returning to Uglovaya military airport in Primorsky Krai after a night training flight, the aircraft signalled a failure in the hydraulic system of the nose landing gear during descent and the pilot subsequently decided to land. The pilot was uninjured in the incident.

During the forced landing, the Su-27 was not on fire and the aircraft was not loaded with ammunition, and could recover its technical abilities after an overhaul.

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Ukraine Scrambles Su-27

Russian fighter jets allegedly twice violated Ukraine’s air space over the Black Sea during the night, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.

It said Ukraine’s air force had scrambled a Sukhoi SU-27 interceptor aircraft and prevented any “provocative actions” but gave no further details.

Photo: Armed Ukranian Su-27

A photograph taken on March 1, 2014 shows Ukranian “Blue 45″ in flight armed with a full complement of ten air-to-air missiles (R-27 Vympel and R-73 Vympel). The aircraft is believed to be based at Mirgorod. The aircraft wears Ukraine’s “digital flanker” camouflage scheme.

Photo by Andrey Rakul