"At around 9 a.m., an Air Force plane was flying over the village of Petropavlovka in the Voronezh region when it was urgently discharged its aviation ammunition," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

No one was killed or injured in the incident, but the private property of six people was damaged, it said. 

He boarded the plane alive and died on landing He boarded the plane alive and died on landing

An investigation into the incident has been launched and a commission has been sent to the scene to inspect the damage, the ministry said.

Images shared on social media showed some buildings heavily damaged and a large crater in the center of the village.