Jul 6, 2015

Russia grounds MiG-29 fleet following crash

The Russian Air Force has grounded its fleet of MiG-29 'Fulcrum' combat aircraft following a crash on 3 July.
All of the approximately 280 single- and twin-seat MiG-29s in the air force's inventory are subject to the order, which was imposed after the Head of Aviation Safety, Major-General Alexander Berzan, was forced to eject from his aircraft after one of the two engines caught fire near Rostov-on-Don in southwest Russia..
It is standard practise for the Russian Air Force to ground aircraft types following such incidents, and the MiG-29s will not return to flying status until the preliminary results of the investigation are known.

No comments:

Post a Comment