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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Russia's MiG-29 Fighter Jets Grounded After Yet Another Crash

MiG-29 FulcrumRussia grounded its fleet of more than 200 MiG-29 fighter jets on Friday after one crashed during a routine training exercise in the southern Krasnodar region, news agency Interfax reported.

The incident marks the fourth crash of a Russian military plane over the past month and the fourth loss of a MiG-29 in the past year.

“Flights of the MiG-29 are suspended until the reasons for the crash are identified,” Russian air force chief Colonel General Viktor Bondarev was quoted by Interfax as saying Friday. It is common practice to ground all airplanes of a given model after a crash to ensure other planes of the same design are safe to fly.

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