MOSCOW (Xinhua) - Two pilots were killed when a MiG- 29 fighter jet crashed in Belarus on Thursday, a Belarusian Defense Ministry spokesman said.
"A MiG-29 plane crashed near Baranovichi in the Brest Region. Both pilots were killed," the spokesman Vyacheslav Remenchik was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.
The plane came down when the crew was performing highly complex aerobatic maneuvers at low altitudes, he said.
"To prevent the plane from falling on populated areas, the crew steered it away toward a boggy forested area," Remenchik said.
Military experts were investigating the air accident.