Final moments of an impressive aircraft. After the tail hitting the ground at the bottom of a loop, the aircraft became uncontrollable. Note the fire. The image shows both crew members being ejected, with both already separated from their seats.
The Russian Federation - Naval Aviation (AVMF-RF) is flying the Su-30SM, a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. The Su-30SM is equipped with canards, thrust-vectoring, and a long-range phased-array radar and is a scary adversary for western aircraft. This 48 blue belongs to the 43rd Independent Naval Assault Aviation Regiment at Saki (the Crimea).