Russian MiG-29 fighters resume flights
Moscow, Russia - After December crash
(WAPA) - The Russian Air Force has resumed flights of MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters, grounded after a December 2008 crash in East Siberia that killed a pilot, a Defense Ministry official said on Wednesday.
The crash was the second in East Siberia involving a MiG-29 fighter in less than two months. In mid-October, a MiG-29 fighter crashed 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the Domna airfield during a regular training flight. The pilot ejected safely.
Experts were currently attempting to find what caused the corrosion by conducting "Artificial aging" experiments with the remains of the tail units of the MiG-29 aircraft that crashed last year. (Avionews)