Pilot Dies in MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crash in Southern Russia: RIA

Reuters
By Reuters
August 19, 2021Europeshare
Pilot Dies in MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crash in Southern Russia: RIA
A Peruvian Mig-29 fighter aircraft overflies Lima as part of the first joint air exercises between Peru and the United States on 18 Feb. 2007. (Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)

MOSCOW—A Russian pilot has died on Wednesday following the crash of an MiG-29 fighter jet in the Astrakhan region in southern Russia, RIA news agency reported citing the defence ministry.

It said the jet was on a routine mission when it crashed on the Ashuluk training ground. The reason behind the incident is being investigated, it said.

It is the second deadly incident in as many days involving Russian military aircraft. A prototype Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane with three people on board crashed during a test flight in the Moscow region on Tuesday.

By Vladimir Soldatkin

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