MiG-31 interceptor jet crashes in Russia

MiG-31 interceptor jet crashes in Russia

A MiG-31 interceptor jet crashed near the Telemba proving ground in Buryatia during a training flight on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said. 

"A MiG-31 interceptor jet of the Eastern Military District crashed during a training flight near the Telemba proving ground, the Republic of Buryatia, at 12:05 Moscow time. Both crewmembers reportedly ejected themselves. A search and rescue service helicopter was dispatched to the site of the incident," TASS cited the statement as saying.

Both pilots reportedly ejected themselves, the ministry added.