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Incident involving a Polish fighter.  “Loss of fuel tank”.  The army issued a statement

Incident involving a Polish fighter. “Loss of fuel tank”. The army issued a statement

An incident involving a Polish military plane took place in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. “A fuel tank was lost,” the General Command of the Armed Forces reported in a special message.

The incident took place on Wednesday (May 22) near Kurów Braniewski (Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship). A Polish MiG-29 fighter took part in the air incident, informed the General Command of the Armed Forces (DGRSZ).

Incident involving the MiG-29 aircraft. The fuel tank fell off the machine

“Before 6 p.m., during a training flight on a MiG-29 aircraft from the 22nd Tactical Air Base, a fuel tank was lost. The tank was empty and fell several hundred meters from the buildings,” we read in the published statement.

DGRSZ informs that according to preliminary findings, the pilots followed applicable procedures. No one was injured as a result of the incident. The case is to be investigated by the State Aviation Accidents Investigation Commission.

MiG-29 in the Polish army. Ten fighters were handed over to Ukraine

MiG-29 are planes whose history begins in the times of the Soviet Union. Work on fighters of this type dates back to the 1970s, and production began in 1983. After the collapse of the USSR, many former Soviet republics continued to use MiG-29 aircraft and modernized the machines to meet new needs. Fighters are still in service with the Polish army.

The Polish Air Force has 14 aircraft of this type, which are stationed at the 22nd Tactical Air Base in Malbork. Previously, the fighters were also stationed at the base in Mińsk Mazowiecki, which in return accepted South Korean FA-50 aircraft. After the outbreak of full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, Poland provided 10 MiG-29 fighters in support of Kiev’s troops.

Source: Gazeta

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