Russian MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in Kamchatka

A fighter jet disappeared from radar screens in the Eastern Military district at 6:38 p.m. (Moscow time), when it was on the way back to the air base in the Kamchatka Territory after a routine training flight.

Censor.NET reports citing Ria News

After the MiG-31 crew ejected themselves, their location was identified by an Ilyushin-38 reconnaissance plane, which picked up the signal from the distress beacon.

Both pilots of the MiG-31 fighter jet that earlier crashed in Kamchatka were evacuated to the Yelizovo airdrome by the search and rescue service of the Eastern Military District.

Doctors briefly examined the rescued pilots to conclude there was no risk to their lives.

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