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MiG-31 Fighter Jet Crashes in Nizhny Novgorod Region

Sputnik News

13:00 20.09.2018(updated 14:51 20.09.2018)

The Russian Defense Ministry has reported that a MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed on September 19 during a scheduled training flight in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Both pilots were able to eject and land safely.

In the footage, burning fragments from the remains of the aircraft are visible. A Ministry of Emergency Situations team arrived on the scene, as well as an ambulance.

According to preliminary data, the cause of the accident was a technical malfunction. A Russian Defense Ministry commission is working at the crash site.


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