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Fighter frightened Muscovites

February 17 2006

The incident, which happened yesterday in Moscow, and called attention to the citizens explained to the representative of the Russian Air Force. Around 14:30 on Thursday, residents of the capital in different parts of the city heard a loud bang, from which some houses were shaking windows and the alarm went off in cars.

The representative of the Russian Air Force Col. Alexander Drobyshevsky said that before the aircraft of Russian Air Force MiG-25 at an altitude of 20,100 feet and at a distance of 30 kilometers from Moscow went supersonic barrier.

From the airport Shatalova plane departed at 13:49. Upon completion of flight, the fighter returned to the aerodrome. Even in Smolensk feel the sound.

"Such cases are often, but pay attention to them rarely," - said Drobyshesky. Report NEWS

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