Another year, another jet fighter crash

by Limbic on July 7, 2009

Is the airshow jinxed? Another show, another jet crash

[Update: As I suspected, the crash happened during practice for the airshow. The pilot ejected, but his chute failed to open]

From B92 – News – Politics – Pilot, soldier perish in military jet crash

BELGRADE — The pilot and one soldier on the ground were killed when a Serbian Army (VS) MiG-29 crashed near Batajnica airport this morning, the Defense Ministry has said.

According to a statement, one soldier was killed and another slightly injured when the plane hit the ground at around 09:10 this morning.

The crash takes place days before the Belgrade Air Show where the MIG-29 is usually the star attraction.

Last year the air force lost one of its most experienced pilots in a G4 crash before last year’s Belgrade Air Show. The show was delayed as a mark of respect.

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