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Slovakia puts its MiG-29 aircraft on the ground

As a precaution after a recent accident

Following to the accident occurred to a Slovak MiG-29 aircraft (registration 6526/SL) two days ago, the national authorities decided to ground all the units of the model in service at its Air Force. The measure was taken as a precaution, pending the outcome of the investigations started immediately after the crash. According to the Defense Ministry, the fighter crashed near the town of Zlaté Moravce while carrying out a training flight involving two MiG-29 airplanes. Safe the pilot who ejected from the aircraft, while the second plane landed without problem. According to the first hypotheses the cause of the accident would have been a lack of fuel.

The MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft from air superiority of first Soviet construction, then Russian. At this time the Slovak Defence Minister Peter Gaidosh announced the suspension of flights. He also went to the crash site immediately after the accident. The Slovak Air Force had 10 MiG-29AS and 2 MiG-29UBS in its fleet last July.

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