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Serbian MiG-21 fighter jet crashes near village during routine flight, 1 pilot reportedly killed, 1 missing

Serbian MiG-21 fighter jet crashes near village during routine flight, 1 pilot reportedly killed, 1 missing
A MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed in western Serbia, the country’s Defense Ministry announced. One pilot is reportedly dead, while another is missing.

The aircraft was flying a routine mission when it crashed near the village of Brasina. Rescue teams have been dispatched to the scene.

Serbian media published photos showing the wreckage of the fuselage in a wooded area.

Broadcaster RTS reported that one pilot was killed, while another is missing. According to the report, a local man was also injured when the plane fell near his home; he is now hospitalized and in stable condition.

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The Serbian Air Force has been conducting numerous training flights over the past several days in preparation for the major ‘Cooperation 2020’ military exercise scheduled for October.

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