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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 266917
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:18-AUG-2021
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MiG-29SMT
Owner/operator:Russian Air Force
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Astrakhan region -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ashuluk AFB
Destination airport:Ashuluk AFB
Narrative:
The MiG-29 fighter that crashed in the Astrakhan region imitated the enemy for the calculations of anti-aircraft systems and other fighters. During a night flight at low altitude, the pilot received a simulated bombing command. After that, the fighter flew over the intended "target" at an altitude of 400 m, then turned around and began to plummet.

Sources:

https://iz.ru/1209511/2021-08-19/istochnik-raskryl-obstoiatelstva-krusheniia-mig-29-pod-astrakhaniu?utm_source=yxnews&utm_medium=desktop&nw=1629399983000


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2021 05:07 gerard57 Added
19-Aug-2021 09:03 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Aug-2021 09:05 gerard57 Updated [Source]
19-Aug-2021 19:47 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2021 07:39 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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