Began searches in the enterprise, redecorated collapsed MiG-31





Investigative Committee opened a criminal case into the crash of the MiG-31 in Primorye. Already begun investigations: seizure of documents held in the factory under the Ussuri where repaired fighter transmits “Interfax” .

The case was initiated military investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in Vladivostok garrison, article – “violation of the rules of safety and training for them.”

In the UK confirmed that the plane was flying after repair. “The investigation established that today in 5 hours 8 minutes Moscow time, the MiG-31, after the repairs in the branch of” 322 Aircraft Repair Plant “located in the Primorsky Territory, came on the first test flight – quoted by ITAR-TASS. – At 5 o’clock 32 minutes interceptor disappeared from radar screens. ” Some time later, the pilots have contacted and reported that the MiG-31 and lost control about 5 hours 46 minutes crashed. Pilot and navigator ejected. Once they discovered the search team, the pilots were taken to the General Hospital of the Pacific Fleet, and their health is not in danger.

The plane crashed near the village of Reindeer Nadezhdinsky district of Primorye. In the UK added that the MiG found and, according to preliminary estimates, can not be restored. Death and destruction on the earth there.

Double supersonic fighter-interceptor MiG-31 – the first Russian combat aircraft of the fourth generation. Established 25 years ago, and today he is the fastest and high-altitude combat aircraft. MiG-31 is able to intercept and destroy cruise missiles flying at extremely low altitudes.

Built more than 500 MiG-31 of all modifications. In service with the Russian air defense is now more than 350 such fighters. Several dozen MiG-31 is available in the Air Force in Kazakhstan.

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