By: The Associated Press
MINSK, Belarus - The Belarusian military says one of its fighter jets has crashed, killing both crew members.
Defence Ministry said in a statement that the MiG-29 went down Thursday near the western town of Baranovichi. It said the crew was practicing low-altitude manoeuvrs on a regular training mission.
The ministry said a military commission has begun an investigation into the cause of the crash.
The twin-engine MiG-29 was commissioned by the Soviet Air Force in the 1980s and has remained in service in Russia, other ex-Soviet nations and many other countries worldwide.