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    Both pilots of the Russian MiG-31 [NATO reporting name Foxhound] interceptor are alive after their plane crashed in the Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula, a law enforcement said Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The source told RIA Novosti that one of the pilots was injured in the incident. The pilots will undergo medical inspection.

    "The plane was discovered. It burned down," the source said.

    On Friday, the Russian military lost contact on Friday with a MiG-31 interceptor, which was carrying out a training mission in Russia's Far East.

    A Russian patrol aircraft has spotted the place of landing of both pilots in the early hours of Saturday.

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    Plane crash, MiG-31, Russian Far East
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