SBI says Ukrainian MiG-29 crashed in Vinnytsia Oblast after hitting debris from destroyed drone
The SBI said that the plane crashed on Oct. 12 at approximately 9:00 p.m. near the village of Turbiv (Photo:SBI press office)
A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet that crashed in Vinnytsia Oblast after debris from a shot down Russian drone hit its cockpit, the press service of the State Bureau of Investigation reported on Oct. 12.
The SBI said that the plane crashed on Oct. 12 at approximately 9:00 p.m. near the village of Turbiv.
According to preliminary reports, the pilot of the warplane had been on a combat mission to destroy Russian UAVs.
He managed to shoot down five Shahed-136 kamikaze drones.
“According to one version of the investigation, near the village of Turbiv, during the destruction of another target, fragments from a downed enemy drone hit the cockpit of the Ukrainian plane,” the SBI said.
The pilot managed to steer the jet towards a field to avoid large-scale destruction and casualties among the civilian population. He managed to eject and is now being treated in a military hospital.
There were no casualties among the civilian population, the SBI said.
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