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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pilot Dies in Jet Crash

MOSCOW -- A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed Friday while on a training flight and the pilot was killed.

The crash occurred shortly after the jet had taken off from a military air base near the city of Chita in central Siberia, about 4700 kilometers east of Moscow, Interfax reported, citing military officials.

There were no casualties or damage on the ground, it said.

According to the report, the apparent reason for the crash was the failure of the plane's engines.