The first of the aviators was taken to a fishing vessel that was near the area of the crash, while the second was evacuated in a helicopter. In both cases, the pilots issued rigorous signals from life rafts.
For the rescue operations in the Tatar Strait, between the Russian region of Khabarovsk and Sakhalin, six ships of the Pacific fleet and an AN-142 reconnaissance aircraft specialized in this type of search operations were sent.
After the incident of the two SU-34 is speculated that one of them could return to the base, while the second fell into the water, after grazing both ships, when training on the basin of the Sea of Japan.
However, the Ministry of Defense for the moment only officially confirmed that there was a friction in the air of two SU-34, 35 kilometers from the coast, in the basin of the Sea of Japan.
Aircraft disappeared from military radars at 8.03 (local time), and apparently fell near Nelma village, in the Savestko-Gavana region, in the Russian Far East.
The SU-34, of the generation 4 ++, had its baptism of fire in the conflict in Syria, where it took advantage of its flight autonomy of four thousand kilometers, its speed of 1,900 kilometers per hour and payload of eight tons, to perform special missions.
The aforementioned airship is prepared to destroy land, sea and air objects.