PERM, August 11. /TASS/. A MiG-31 fighter jet made an emergency landing at Perm’s Bolshoye Savino Airport due to a malfunction, a source in the local emergencies agencies told TASS on Tuesday.
"A MiG-31 made an emergency landing at Bolshoye Savino due to a malfunction," the source said.
The press service of the Central Military District confirmed that the plane had landed in Perm with its tail landing gear wheel broken. The crew made a routine landing, the plane was not damaged.
The MiG-31 (NATO’s reporting name Foxhound) is a two-seat all-weather supersonic long-range interceptor. It was the first Soviet combat plane of the fourth generation as developed in the 1970s.