Iranian Air Force MiG-29 crashes near Azerbaijan

Iranian Air Force MiG-29 crashes near Azerbaijan

Iranian Air Force lost MiG-29 fighter. The incident occurred near the border with Azerbaijan.

According to Mehr news agency, the fighter was piloted by Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani, "an experienced Air Force pilot." At the moment, his fate remains unknown. A number of third-party media claim that the pilot has already made contact with the air base after the accident.

Despite the difficult weather conditions and difficulties in determining the crash site, efforts to find a pilot will be continued by air and ground search and rescue teams

- explain to the military department.

The first reports of the disaster came on Wednesday at 11:00 local time from eyewitnesses of the event who speak of a loud explosion. The plane crashed in the province of Ardabil, located in the north-west of the country, in the region of Mount Sabalan.

In total, the Iranian Air Force has 36 MiG-29s in two squadrons (most likely, a significant part of the vehicles is not combat-ready).
The designated accident was the second disaster that happened in December, in which the MiG-29 appears. At the beginning of this month, the Egyptian Air Force lost a similar fighter. The pilot safely ejected.
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  1. DMB-2020 26 December 2019 01: 35 New
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    Most likely - he did not crash, but sat down hard. This is not the same thing.
    1. vkl.47 26 December 2019 02: 10 New
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      It’s difficult to say. We don’t know anything about the car. How long has it been in use. Absolutely everything always falls. Because the born one should not crawl-fly. But the person does not give up in his impulse to subordinate everything. I suspect that the equipment was old.
    2. Karaul73 26 December 2019 09: 13 New
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      And safely after that catapulted?
      Read carefully.
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    3. Piramidon 26 December 2019 13: 05 New
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      Quote: DMB-2020
      Most likely - he did not crash, but sat down hard. This is not the same thing.

      "Landing" in the mountains, with an explosion?
      The first reports of the disaster came on Wednesday at 11:00 local time from eyewitnesses of the event who speak of a loud explosion.
  2. Alexey from Perm 26 December 2019 01: 39 New
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    Well then, again, image losses for Russia ...
  3. boss 26 December 2019 01: 40 New
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    the pilot is alive, so the bailout system worked reliably.
    do we know the objective reason?
  4. olhon 26 December 2019 01: 43 New
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    After the black strip, white always comes.
    1. DMB-2020 26 December 2019 01: 53 New
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      True, if you do not confuse the black strip with white. It often happens that it seems that it cannot be worse. But it turns out - it may well be.
      1. Brturin 26 December 2019 20: 23 New
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        Quote: DMB-2020
        After the black strip, white always comes.

        let's see - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on the arms embargo - "Pacta sunt servanda. Arrangements must be fulfilled. If the participants of the JCPOA, co-authors of resolution 2231 agreed in due time that the restriction on the supply to the Islamic Republic of Iran of certain categories of weapons and military equipment falling under the seven categories of the UN Register of Conventional Arms. This is the nomenclature whose supplies are currently limited to Iran. There is another side to the so-called arms embargo. This is the inadmissibility of arms exports from Iran. Both expire next year by virtue of agreements on the validity period. "This regime. There can be no question of extending it. We are not ready to follow the lead of our American colleagues every time."
  5. letinant 26 December 2019 02: 50 New
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    It is too early to draw conclusions. But the form of this aircraft to see, it would be interesting. Find out the raid by the hours where it was serviced, by whom. Because now, everyone is trying to save and repair themselves. And this is ALWAYS a violation of technology !!!
    1. bessmertniy 26 December 2019 03: 23 New
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      Do not discount external factors. Maybe a weather surprise. And the human factor, too, cannot be discounted, although it is said that the pilot is experienced.
      1. letinant 26 December 2019 06: 51 New
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        Totally agree with you.
      2. knn54 26 December 2019 09: 26 New
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        You can not reset the "bookmarks" in the control system.
  6. Jack O'Neill 26 December 2019 04: 51 New
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    This MiG made a test flight after overhaul. This narrows the causes of the accident (let's hope that the pilot is alive).
    It seems like he dug into the top of the mountain.


    1. bayard 26 December 2019 08: 16 New
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      Quote: Jack O'Neill
      It seems like he dug into the top of the mountain.

      If at the top of the mountain, it looks like a navigation glitch or radar crash.
      When the first batch of MiG-29 was distilled to Iran in November-December 1990, there was also an accident. Moreover, a doublet. During a night flight, two MiG-29s (the last pair of 12) crashed into a mountain north of Tehran. Mountains - the landscape is treacherous.
      Surprised by the geographical knowledge of the author - "Ardabil in the north-west" ... Actually, this is the north, if not the north-east. Especially if you look from Tehran.
      1. kit88 26 December 2019 15: 03 New
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        Quote: bayard
        ... or radar failure.

        As experts on REO joke - “No plane has crashed yet due to sight”
        But there are no other "radars" on the MiG-29.
  7. voyaka uh 26 December 2019 11: 18 New
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    These are old planes. Supplies 1990. Part of the MiG-29 went to Iran, when the Iraqi Air Force in 1991 almost completely collapsed from the Americans, flying to Iranian airfields.