Both pilots of the MiG-31 aircraft that crashed in the Tver region have survived and are undergoing medical examination, the Russian emergencies ministry reported.
The incident took place Tuesday at 2.54 Moscow time in the Staritsky district near the Borovaya village. According to preliminary information, the aircraft's uncontrollable fall was caused by an engine ignition.
Reports say no victims or damage have been registered at the site of the accident.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18