During a training flight in the Astrakhan region, a MiG-29 fighter jet crashed.
Around midnight on August 18, on the territory of the Astrakhan region, during a training flight, a MiG-29 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Forces unexpectedly crashed.
Initially, the Russian press said that the fate of the pilot on the plane was unknown. However, in an official announcement later, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the pilot had died.
It is known that the MiG-29 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces has continuously participated in training flights, but in the next round of flights, it abruptly disappeared from the radar, and the flight management staff were lost contact with the pilot.
Sources claim that prior to the loss of contact, the pilot did not report any problems or technical problems, which could indicate that the problem occurred suddenly.
Sources in the Russian Defense Ministry said the fighter jet crashed far from populated areas, while the pilot did not have time to eject, in addition, it was suggested that pilot error could be the cause. caused the accident.