Russian military plane crashes in sea off Crimea - local governor

FILE PHOTO: Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev attends a ceremony marking the 240th anniversary of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol

(Reuters) - A Russian military aircraft crashed into the sea on Thursday off the Crimean port of Sevastopol, the Russian-installed governor of the region said.

The pilot safely ejected and was picked up by rescuers. Сivilian objects were not damaged, Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said.

Earlier, Russian Telegram channels reported that a Russian Su-35 fighter jet had crashed near Sevastopol. It was not clear what caused the incident.

(Writing by Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)