Air Platforms

Poland ends grounding of MiG-29s

28 November 2019

Poland's General Command on 25 November ended the grounding of MiG-29 fighters imposed since 4 March after one of the Soviet-made aircraft crashed near Drgicz village.

The General Command spokesman said that the fighters would resume flights this week, adding that five MiG-29s are at present flight ready - two trainers and three fighters - and 12 more will be allowed to operate after test flights.

Polish Air Force (PAF) inspector Divisional General Jacek Pszczoła said on 25 November that the MiG-29s "were kept ready for the resumption of training and operational flights and received scheduled maintenance and service. The aircraft are operational; we have complied with all the recommendations of the air accident investigation committee after the last incident."

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