06 September 2012
A Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter crashed on Thursday near Chita, in Siberia, the Defense Ministry said.

The plane crashed near Domna airport, 27 kilometers from Chita, ministry spokesman Col. Igor Konashenkov said. The pilotís body was found by a rescue team, he said, adding that a Defense Ministry commission is on its way to the scene to establish the causes of the crash.

 According to first reports, the plane crashed into a hill.

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