Accident Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 53 White, Sunday 17 August 2014
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Date:Sunday 17 August 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29
Owner/operator:Ukrainian Air Force
Registration: 53 White
MSN: 2960729047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Krasnodon, Luhansk Oblast -   Ukraine
Phase: Combat
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Destination airport:
A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet of the 114th Tactical Aviation Brigade, piloted by Major Nikolai Gayovchik was shot down by separatist forces of the Luhansk People's Republic, a breakaway self declared state which had formed earlier in 2014. In a statement to Ukrainian Channel 5 news, Ukrainian Ministry of Defence spokesman Leonid Matyukhin stated that the pilot had successfully ejected and managed to escape.

Earlier in the year, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry had stated that several mothballed Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighter aircraft to take part in a declared anti terrorist operation in Eastern Ukraine. This follows significant separatist activity taking place in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblast, following the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovich, and refusal to recognise the legitimacy of the new government in Kiev.


Revision history:

17-Aug-2014 09:09 gerard57 Added
17-Aug-2014 10:07 gerard57 Updated [Date, Time, Source]
17-Aug-2014 17:33 MarschNei Updated [Registration, Cn, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Aug-2014 18:14 krasatpi Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Embed code]
18-Aug-2014 03:59 marko Updated [Time]
27-Aug-2014 12:42 El_serj Updated [Registration]
03-Jan-2019 16:44 xtrasymphony Updated [Narrative]
10-Sep-2023 09:21 Anon. Updated
13-Sep-2023 11:31 Anon. Updated

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