Impressive photo shows Croatian Air Force Mig-21 about to crash following engine failure.
On Aug. 5, 2014, at around 2:47 PM LT, a Croatian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed “121” crashed in an uninhabited the area at Donja Lomnica near Velika Gorica, Croatia.
According to the Croatian MoD, the aircraft was returning from a mission when it suffered an engine fire as well as a landing gear problem.
Fortunately, the pilot managed to eject safely from the plane.
The MiG-21 lost on Aug. 5, was not one of the 12 Fishbeds overhauled in Ukraine and stuck there until a few weeks ago, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
In this post you can find one of the photos of the incident, published by the Croatian media outlet VGDanas.
Image credit: VGDanas