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MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS/. A MiG-31 fighter jet has crashed in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory on Monday. The crew ejected and came on the radio, the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry reported.
"There was an accident with a MiG-31 today that was performing a planned training flight. The fighter of the Central Military District’s Air Force and Air Defense grouping went out of control during a combat mission drill and crashed in a wooded area 40 kilometres northwest of the town of Kansk," the defense ministry said.
According to the ministry, the aircraft carried no ammunition load and its crash caused no destruction on the ground.
"According to preliminary data, the crash of the MiG-31 plane could have been caused by the equipment failure," the ministry added.
The ministry’s press service reported that "a special commission comprising experts of the flight safety service of the aviation of the Russian Armed Forces and Chief Command of the Russian Aerospace Forces has flown to the accident site" to investigate the crash causes.
According to a source, a Mi-8 helicopter has been dispatched to pick up the pilots of a MiG-31 interceptor fighter that has crashed.
"The accident took place near the Khayerino village of the Kansk district. The crew has ejected and a Mi-8 helicopter has been sent to search for the pilots," the source said.
The regional "112" emergency response service has also reported the warplane’s crash. According to the service, the MiG-31 fighter crashed outside populated localities at about 21:10, local time (17:10, Moscow time). The Defencs Ministry said the crash did not cause any destruction on the ground.