“On April 8, a MiG-31 aircraft crashed in the Leningrad Region during a planned training flight,” RIA Novosti reports.

As specified, the crew of the fighter ejected.

Three Mi-8 helicopters of the search and rescue service were sent to the scene

According to preliminary information, a technical malfunction could become the cause of the incident.

In August 2021, a MiG-29 aircraft crashed in the Astrakhan region.

The pilot died as a result of the incident.