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According to AFM, a Russian Air Force Su-27 Flanker crashed as it strayed from a formation of six fighters and one A-50 AWACS aircraft flying close to the Russian-Lithuanian border, the reports announced that the aircraft crashed near from the border lines, this air violation was considered not to be international, but after the pilot was examined in a nearby hospital and then the next day was defriefed as being a "witness to an accident" according to Lithuanian authorities, and a 6 hour interogation, prosecutment is now treating the pilot as a suspect for suspicious air violation of the Lithuanian airspace. The Flanker was loaded with 4 air-to-air missiles, all were recovered and disarmed.
The fighter is not what counts, it's the one who's flying it that matters!