Russian MiG-29 Fighter Jet Crashes in a forest near Moscow Region.
The plane crashed in the forest near Dmitrovskoe village. The causes of the incident are being probed. Both pilots managed to catapult
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It became known that the pilots Alexander Krutov and Mikhail Kondratenko were in the crashed MiG-29 plane that crashed near Moscow. They managed to divert the falling fighter from residential buildings.
Alexander Krutov – Honored Test Pilot, Hero of Russia. It was he who drove the first aircraft taking off from the cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov. Mikhail Kondratenko is a third-class test pilot.
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The jet, owned by Russia’s Gromov Flight Research Institute, was on a training flight and the crash possibly occurred due to a control system malfunction, a spokesperson for the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC)
The UAC spokesman also told Sputnik that the pilots had managed to divert the aircraft away from residential areas before the crash.
Russia’s Channel 5 reported earlier that the MiG-29 had made an emergency landing at the Zhukovsky airport in Moscow Region after a fire erupted in the cabin during a test flight. According to the media outlet, one person was injured in the incident.
The UAC added that a special commission had been set up to look into the cause of the incident.