MiG-31 fighter-interceptor crashed in the Murmansk region
During a training flight in Monchegorsk (Murmansk region), a two-seat fighter-interceptor MiG-31 crashed. The engine caught fire in the air, and the pilots took the aircraft away from city blocks, after which they ejected.
The pilots were evacuated by rescue services, and at present they are not in danger. The incident was confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry. According to sources, the plane crashed into a lake near the village of Rizh-Guba, 150 km from Murmansk. The pilots were found not far from the dacha village of Berezki. Previously, the pilots served in the 98th separate mixed air regiment.
On the eve of the crash of a light aircraft occurred in the Volgograd region. When trying to take off from the field, the aircraft, unsuitable for this, crashed, the 58-year-old pilot who was at the helm died.
Another similar incident occurred in the Voronezh region in early March. The Mi-8 helicopter had to make a hard landing, while the power line was damaged. No harm done.