The Russia-made MiG-29M fighter aircraft crashed during a training flight in Egypt, Interfax reported, citing the United Aircraft Building Corporation in Russia.
'We have information about the MiG-29M crash from the Egyptian Air Force. In the near future, our technical specialists will go to Egypt to assist in the investigation of the accident,' the corporation spokesman said.
At the moment, there is no information about the crew of the aircraft.
Almost a month ago, another fighter of that type crashed in Kolomna District of Moscow Oblast in Russia. The pilots managed to eject.
Earlier, some Bulgarian military pilots refused to perform flights using Russian MiG-29 fighters; they reported safety issues in the obsolete aircraft. Atanas Zapryanov, the country’s deputy defense minister said this as quoted by Radio Liberty. The defense ministry accused the boycotting pilots of conducting a motivated campaign. The authority insisted that Bulgaria will be restoring all domestically-made MiG-29s and Russian-made Su-25s (Soviet-era ground attack aircraft, - 112 International).