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Russia: Two Jets Collide at Air Show

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Disaster

Two Russian Su-27 fighters collided Sunday near Zhukovsky airfield during a rehearsal for the MAKS-2009 air show, killing Col. Igor Tkachenko, the commander of the Russian Knights flying group, and crashing into summer houses. LJ users pompeya [1], kpoxaxa [2], and mfirishka [3] have posted a few photos (RUS) from the site of the tragedy.