MOSCOW, Nov. 19 (UPI) --
Two pilots ejected safely from a Russian MiG-31 Foxhound aircraft before it crashed Friday in the Perm region of the Ural Mountains, security officials said.
An official said the interceptor-fighter craft "was not carrying any weapons" and didn't pose a threat to residents, RIA Novosti reported.
Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik said the pilots were "in a satisfactory condition."
A special commission will investigate the cause of the crash, officials said.
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