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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195034
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Time:12:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Telemba,120 km away the city of Chita, western Siberia -   Russia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The military plane crashed and was probably shootdown by guide missile R-33 lauched by another MiG-31, an error. Both pilots ejected safely.

April 2019, Aviaprom reported in a document:
“… the accident of the MiG-31 aircraft was the result of omissions in the activities of officials in the organization of the LUT (flight tactical exercises – Approx. Ed. precluding their mutual falling into the zone of permitted launches of guided missiles R-33) … “
“… the accident of the MiG-31 aircraft as a result of the crew’s violation of safety measures and missions for flight, expressed in the premature activation of the aircraft’s on-board radar station by the navigator and the unauthorized launch of the R-33 guided missiles by the commander of the MiG-31 fighter aircraft … “


Revision history:

26-Apr-2017 13:05 gerard57 Added
04-May-2017 08:09 marko Updated [Time, Location, Source]
08-Jun-2017 17:09 harro Updated [Source]
24-Apr-2019 10:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2019 10:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]

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