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Two pilots of crashed Russian fighter jets rescued

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Two pilots have been found and rescued at sea following a collision between two Su-34 fighter jets over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

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The pilots were brought up on board rescue choppers and their conditions are satisfactory, the ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, the ministry said the two planes of the Russian Air Force collided while maneuvering during a training flight over the Sea of Japan at 8:07 a.m. Moscow time (0507 GMT). It said the planes performed the flights without ammunition and the crews managed to eject safely.

The Su-34 is Russia's all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber. It first flew in 1990 and has been in service with the Russian Air Force since 2014.

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