Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-29 multirole fighter crashed during a training mission

On 3 November, a Russian-made MiG-29 multirole fighter crashed during a training mission in Egypt.

Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-29 (716) multirole fighter Jet

Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-29 (716) multirole fighter Jet. (Photo by Aleksey Karpulov)

 

The cause of the crash is unknown at this point, the Egyptian pilot managed to eject safely.

No further details on the modification of MiG-29 aircraft have been released.

The aircraft belonged to the Egyptian Air Force (EAF). According to Russia’s Kommersant newspaper, MiG-29 fighter jet was supplied by Russia to Egypt as part of a commercial contract in 2018.

Also, the Russian aircraft corporation confirmed that EAF’s MiG-29 multirole fighter crashed in Egypt.

“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 very soon to help in the investigation,” said in the corporation.

The corporation, which unites state-owned military and civilian aircraft construction companies, did not provide possible reasons for the crash. It could not immediately be reached for comment.

The MiG-29M/M2 is a major development of the legacy MiG-29, boasting design changes to the airframe, improved turbofans in the RD-33MK (which is similar in weight to the RD-33, but benefits from a higher thrust rating and full-authority digital engine control), fly-by-wire flight control system, updated avionics and Zhuk-ME pulse-Doppler radar.

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 two sources in the aircraft industry.

Source:  Dylan Malyasov– Defence Blog in Aviation, News –  Nov 3, 2018

 

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