MiG-31 crashed, fleet grounded

The Russian Air Force has grounded all its MiG-31 fighters after one of them crashed in Krasnoyarsk Territory on Jan. 25. Both crew members ejected safely.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-31BM in flight
By Konstantin Tyurpeko (http://russianplanes.net/id161326) [CC BY-SA 4.0 or CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The interceptor was on a routine training missile when it crashed in a wooded area 40 kilometres northwest of the town of Kansk.

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