The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a SU-34 plane crashed in the mountains of the Russian Republic of North Ossetia, and its crew was killed while carrying out a training flight due to a technical malfunction.

A SU-34 aircraft belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in the mountains of North Ossetia during a scheduled training sortie, killing its crew, the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
The plane crashed in a deserted area and did not cause damage on the ground, the statement added.
The Ministry confirmed that a committee of the Russian Aerospace Forces went to the scene of the accident.