4 Dec 2018 12:08

Armenian Defense Ministry: Contact with Su-25 on training flight lost

YEREVAN. Dec 4 (Interfax) - The Armenian Defense Ministry said it has lost contact with a Sukhoi Su-25 military aircraft that was on a training flight under the daily combat training schedule.

The plane took off from the Gyumri airfield in northern Armenia at 9:06 a.m. Moscow time, and contact with it was lost at 9:20 a.m., the ministry said.

A search-and-rescue operation is underway, it said.

The city of Gyumri hosts the 102nd Russian Military Base. On August 20, 2010, Russia and Armenia signed an agreement extending the base's operation until 2044.