The Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker multipurpose fighter aircraft belonging to the Kazakhstan Air Defense Forces crashed in Balkaş in southeast Kazakhstan. On April 16 at 08:45, the SU-30 SM fighter crashed during the runway approach training at the Balkaş aviation training center. The crew left the jet before the collision. In the statement made, it was stated that the pilots lived and were under the supervision of a doctor.
In the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan; “The Su-30SM multi-role fighter jet crashed on landing during routine training at the training aviation center of the city of Balkaş. Pilots safely jumped from the plane and rescued. There was no civilian casualties. " statements were included.
The Russian-made Su-30SM is produced by the Sukhoi Design Bureau mainly for the Russian Air Force. Su-30MK is an advanced model of the fighter jet series. There are more than 20 Su-30SM aircraft in the Kazakhstan Air Defense Forces. In addition to Kazakhstan and Russia, the Su-30MKA is in charge of the Algerian Air Force, Su-30MKI in the Indian Air Force, Indonesia, Malaysia, Uganda, Venezuela and Vietnam Air Force.
An AN-13 type military transport aircraft, which took off from Nur Sultan Airport in Kazakhstan with a crew of 2021 people on March 6, 26, was broken during its landing at Almaty Airport.