A Russian-made MiG-29 fighter plane crashed during a training flight in Egypt Russia’s state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation was quoted by RIA news agency as saying.
The plane was supplied by Russia to Egypt as part of a commercial contract in 2018, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said, adding the Egyptian pilot ejected 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 to help in the investigation,” the Russian aircraft corporation said.
The corporation, which unites state-owned military and civilian aircraft construction companies, did not provide reasons for the crash. It could not immediately be reached for comment.
Russia is due to supply 46 MiG-29 fighter planes to Egypt based on an agreement signed in 2015, Vedomosti newspaper said at the time, citing sources in the aircraft industry.