Russian stealth fighter aborts takeoff at air show
The reason for Sunday's aborted takeoff was not immediately clear. Russian news agencies quoted air show officials as saying only that the reason was "technical."
The T-50 had been kept out of the public eye before its debut at the air show on Wednesday during a visit by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The twin-engined jet is intended to match the U.S. F-22 Raptor, which entered service in 2005.
The Russian fighter still lacks new engines and state-of-the art equipment, and its serial production is only expected to begin in 2015 at the most optimistic forecast.
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