“At 18.38 Moscow time Friday, a mark from the MiG-31 aircraft of the Eastern Military District was missing on radar display media. The plane returned to the base airfield in the Kamchatka region after completing the planned training flight, ”the message says.
The flight took place in difficult weather conditions.
The patrol IL-38 was sent to search for the aircraft, “whose crew found pilots, canopy parachutes and a signal pyre on an emergency radio beacon operating”.
"Both pilots of the MiG-31 fighter aircraft that had crashed in the Kamchatka region were successfully evacuated to the Yelizovo airfield by the search and rescue service of the Eastern Military District, which arrived at the landing site of the pilots immediately after the weather improved in the search area",said in a release department.
According to the press service, “after a preliminary examination, the doctors concluded that nothing threatened the lives of the pilots.”