A Polish Air Force pilot was killed on early hours of Friday after the MiG-29 fighter jet crashed during a night training mission near the village of Paslek, Warmia-Mazury province, north-east of Poland.
According to the official statement, a Polish Air Force MiG-29 jet fighter from the 22 Tactical Air Base crashed near Paslek village crashed on 6 July at 02:57 CET.
The pilot catapulted in the vicinity of the settlement Sakuv near the town of Malbork, but did not survive. The plane fell 500 meters from the houses.
On July 6th, the Ministry of Defense of Poland Mariusz Błaszczak officially confirmed the death of pilot of the MiG-29 fighter jet of the country’s air force, which crashed near Paslek village.
The 22nd Tactical Air Base is a Polish Air Force Air Force Base east of Malbork, Poland, near the village of Królewo Malborskie.
Poland’s air force fleet includes 31 MiG-29 fighter jets, some of which entered into service in 1989.