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Russian Air Force Lets MiG-31 Fly Again After Crash

RIA Novosti

10:46 26/12/2013

NOVOSIBIRSK, December 26 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Air Force will restart flight operations on Monday by its fleet of Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor aircraft that were grounded earlier this month following a crash, the service said.

"MiG-31 flights will resume Monday," said Air Force spokesman Col. Igor Klimov.

Two aircrew ejected safely from their MiG-31 in the far east of the country on December 14, after an apparent engine failure, the air force said at that time. The MiG-31 fleet was grounded two days later as a precautionary measure.

An investigation into the loss of the aircraft is underway.

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