A Russian-made MiG-29M crashed during test flight
CAIRO, (BM) – In Egypt, the MiG-29M Egyptian Air Force fighter crashed, the pilot managed to eject, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Vedomosti newspapper statement, citing sources in the Russian defense industry.
According to the publication, the Egyptian MiG-29M fighter performed a training flight, during which it crashed. According to preliminary information, the fighter pilot managed to eject, but at the moment there is no specific information about his state of health. No other details of the incident are given.
“On Thursday, December 5, in Egypt, during a training flight, one of the MiG-29M fighters crashed by Russia for the Egyptian Air Force as part of the 2016 commercial contract was crashed” writes the edition.
According to the sources of the publication, representing the Russian defense industry, the probable cause of the crash could be technical malfunctions in the integrated control system of a fighter or pilot’s actions. The cause of the crash will be established by a special commission of the Egyptian Air Force. Russia will soon send experts to Egypt to assist in the investigation of the incident.
It is noted that this is the second crash of the MiG-29M fighter from those delivered to Egypt under the 2016 contract of the year. The first MiG-29M crashed on 3 on November 2018, with no official reason for the incident.
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