On 18 December at 17:15 CET, a Polish Air Force MiG-29A jet fighter from the 23 Tactical Air Base crashed near Marysin village around 13 km from Minsk Mazowiecki airfield.
Despite not ejecting, the pilot survived the crash and was found in the wreck and evacuated with only minor injuries.
It was the first MiG-29 accident of the fighter’s 28 years of service with the Polish Air Force.
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