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    A Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in a rural area during a routine training exercise on Thursday, the Novinite news agency reported.

    A Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in a rural area during a routine training exercise on Thursday, the Novinite news agency reported.

    The two pilots managed to eject safely before the jet plunged into a river near the southern Bulgarian city of Plovdiv.

    The aircraft was participating in a joint Bulgaria-U.S. exercises, military officials said.

    The cause of the crash is being investigated.

    Eyewitnesses saw flames coming from the jet just before in went down.

     

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