Russia trains airforce after SU-27 crash

  • 2005-11-16
  • By TBT staff
MOSCOW - Commander of the Russian Air Force Army Gen. Vladimir Mihkailov announced that Russia's military aircraft have been trained on flying along the Gulf of Finland to the Kaliningrad Region and back.

"The instruction establishes officials' activity in the organization and ensuring of the flights, the routes of the flights, as well as crew activity for the non-violation of other countries national borders," Mihkhailov told Inerfax.

The document specified what the aircraft crew should be doing for the duration of the flight, which includes steering, search and rescue activity and many other important points.

The Russian Defense Ministry source told Interfax that the instruction was planned after a Russian SU-27 fighter illegally passed into Lithuanian air space and crashed on Sept. 15.