Accident Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 0651, Tuesday 12 January 1960
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1960
Time:05:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Owner/operator:China Air Force
Registration: 0651
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Yilan County -   Taiwan
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The China communist fighter pilot Decai YANG defected to Taiwan on a MiG-15. The plane crash-landed at a beach in Yilan County, Republic of China. Yang was fatally injured.

Sources:

El Litoral 12 January 1960, p1
https://catalog.digitalarchives.tw/item/00/31/9b/82.html
https://b23.tv/sFOydLQ

Images:


The MiG-15 wreckage in Taipei

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2015 20:00 TB Added
20-Oct-2015 16:17 TB Updated [Source]
19-Jun-2021 21:00 TB Updated [Operator]
24-Jun-2021 17:16 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2023 05:45 RDV Updated

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