Russian MiG-31 Supersonic Interceptor Crashes, Pilots Survive

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A Russian supersonic interceptor MiG-31 (Foxhound) jet has crashed near the city of Armavir in the country's southern region of Krasnodar and both pilots have survived, RIA Novosti reported Thursday referring to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

"On September 4 at 7:38 a.m. Moscow time [03:38 GMT] at a distance of 25 kilometers from [the city of] Amavir a MiG-31 crashed during exercises," Konashenkov said.

The spokesman said that the pilots reported problems with the right chassis during landing.

"Both MiG-31 pilots landed safely and were found quickly and sent to the main airbase by helicopter," he said.

Neither of the pilots lives is in danger, he added.

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