On August 18, a MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in the Astrakhan region in Russia. The pilot was killed as a result of the accident during a training flight.
The information was confirmed by the press service of the Southern Military District.
“The aircraft crashed in a deserted area on the territory of the Ashuluk training ground. The flight was carried out without ammunition load, ” the military department reported.
The reason of the crash are still unknown. A commission of the Main Command of the Russian Aerospace Forces is working on the scene.
Recently, there was a series of fatal accidents with Russian aircraft.
On August 17th, the only flight model of the Il-112V military transport aircraft crashed in the Moscow region, killing three prominent pilots.
On August 14, a Russian military water bomber plane crashed with eight people on board, while extinguishing wildfire in southern Turkey.
On August 12, a civilian Mi-8 helicopter crashed in Russia’s far east. It plunged into a deep volcanic crater Kuril lake on the Kamchatka Peninsula during a tourist flight.
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