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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160245
Last updated: 9 July 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MG21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis
Owner/operator:680 Sqn Syrian Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mount al-Arba'een, Idlib Province -   Syria
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) claims to have shot down a MiG 21 warplane from the Syrian Air Force on 6 September 2013 over Idlib Province.
Footage shows burning plane in the sky. However the trail rather suggests a "dump and burn" emergency procedure, when the jet dumps its fuel burning it with the hot exhaust to lose excessive payload to safely land.



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Revision history:

07-Sep-2013 18:02 gerard57 Added
12-Sep-2013 06:26 krasatpi Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
08-Apr-2016 16:17 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Dec-2016 09:05 JF Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
28-Jan-2019 17:39 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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