On 4 July, the Russian aerospace forces lost another MiG-31K interceptor aircraft. The aircraft experienced engine failure and loss of power, subsequently crashed in Kamchatka region.
The fighter crashed during a routine training flight in Kamchatka Territory. The aircraft was flying without ammunition. This was reported by Russian media, citing the Russian MoD. The reasons for the crash was engine failure and the fate of the crew are not specified.
The MiG-31 was developed in the 1970s and entered service in the spring of 1981. It is the first Soviet aircraft of the fourth generation.
The fighter exists in several modifications, including the MiG-31K, which carries the Kh-47M2 hypersonic/aeroballistic missiles. In addition, the Russian air force is receiving upgraded MiG-31BM aircraft with a new weapons control system and an airborne radar to detect targets up to 268 km away.
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