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Albanian Defence Minister to dismiss MiG-17 and MiG-19 from the military fleet

Tirana, Albania - The measure affects 125 aircraft considered old and dangerous for air navigation

Albania’s Army Chief of Staff Pellumb Qazimi said that "It is a backward technology and making flying them could put at risk the life of our pilots", so the Minister of Defence decided to stop using the entire air fleet, made up of MiG-17 and MiG-19. The last fatal accident occurred in the past year when an Albania fighter jet, taken off from Tirana’s "Mother Teresa" Airport, exploded shortly aft...

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