close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

World

REUTERS
November 4, 2018
Advertisement

Russian-made fighter plane crashes in Egypt

World

REUTERS
Sun, Nov, 18

CAIRO/MOSCOW: A Russian-made MiG-29 fighter plane crashed during a training flight in Egypt, Russia’s state-controlled aircraft manufacturer was quoted by RIA news agency as saying on Saturday.

The Egyptian military confirmed that a fighter jet crashed while training due to a “technical glitch in the control tools”, adding the pilot managed to eject safely.

“We are in possession of the latest information about the crash of a MiG-29M belonging to the Egyptian army. Our technical experts will travel to Egypt very soon to help in the investigation,” Russia’s state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was quoted by RIA as saying.

Under a 2015 deal, Russia agreed to supply 46 MiG-29 fighter planes to Egypt, Vedomosti newspaper said at the time, citing two sources in the aircraft industry.

Advertisement