Published video from the crash site of the MiG-31

The MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Later in the Internet appeared the frames from the scene of the crash. A video posted on YouTube.

On published posts visible burning wreckage of the plane. In place, emergency workers and ambulance.

Planning a training flight

The MiG-31 fighter jet crashed in the Nizhny Novgorod region, carried out planning and training flight, both pilots ejected safely, reported in the Ministry of defense.

«The flight was carried out without ammunition, the plane crashed in a deserted place, the destruction on the ground there. According to preliminary data, the cause of the accident was technical malfunction,» — noted in the defense Ministry.

As reported by RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies, the plane crashed near the town of Kulebaki. He said that the fighter after the fall of the exploded and burned completely.

The previous incident with the MiG-31

In may in Perm region of the plane MiG-31, were on the runway, caught fire in the right engine.

«The eighteenth of may 2018 at about 17: 30 GMT at the airport in the Perm region when moving along the runway caught fire right engine of the plane MiG-31. The crew carried out the emergency brake, the engine extinguished by staff fire brigade», — said the press service of the Central military district.

According to the CVO, no one was hurt. The plane was without ammunition.

The MiG-31

The MiG-31 (NATO: Foxhound — Fox hound) — Soviet and Russian high-altitude all-weather double supersonic fighter-interceptor distant radius of action. Developed in OKB-155 (now JSC «RSK «MiG»») in the 1970-ies. The first Soviet combat aircraft of the fourth generation.

The aircraft is designed to intercept and destroy airborne targets at extremely small, small, medium, and high altitudes at any time of the day, in VFR and IFR weather conditions, at application by the opponent of active and passive radar interference and false thermal purposes.

Serial production of this machine began in the USSR in 1979. Since then, the model has been repeatedly upgraded. The recent modernization of the fighter allows them to be equipped with a new hypersonic missiles «Dagger».

Just on the arms and keeping the Russian army is more than 250 MiG-31 in various versions.