Reuters: Russian-made fighter plane crashes in Egypt – RIA

22:15, 03 November 2018
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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, Reuters wrote.

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"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.

United Aircraft Corporation, which unites Russian state-owned military and civilian aircraft construction companies, could not immediately be reached for comment.

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.

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