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Fighter Jet Crashes in Southwest Belarus

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MiG-29 multirole fighter jet crashed near the city of Brest on the border with Poland.

MINSK, November 11 (RIA Novosti) – A MiG-29 multirole fighter jet crashed in southwest Belarus on Tuesday afternoon, a representative from the country's Investigative Committee told RIA Novosti.

"The first deputy chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexei Volkov has already departed there [to the crash site]," the representative said.

The pilot was safely ejected and no casualties were reported, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The country's Investigative Committee said the accident took place near the city of Brest located close to the Polish border.

The Mikoyan Mig-29, NATO reporting name Fulcrum, fourth-generation fighter jet took off for its maiden flight in 1977. There have been more than 1,600 MiG-29s built, with Belarus operating 41 of them as of January.

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