Reported Fall of MiG-21 Fighter in Syria




From Syria, there are reports of the fall of a light front-line fighter MiG-21 of the SAR Air Force. According to recent reports, the fighter took off from an airfield on the territory of the governorate (province) of Hama.

At the moment, there is evidence that the plane crashed just a few seconds after takeoff. And what happened this past week.

Syrian sources are considering several versions of the causes of the fall. Among them - a plane collision with a bird, a technical malfunction and a possible fall under fire.

Whether the pilot managed to eject, has not yet been reported.

The photo shows that the plane did not break up into fragments:

Reported Fall of MiG-21 Fighter in Syria

Photo: @LuftwaffeAS


Dozens of Soviet-made combat aircraft continue to remain in the Syrian air force. Among them is the 21st MiG. These aircraft are more than three decades old. But even with skillful use, time takes its toll. The resource of these combat vehicles cannot be infinite, and front-line fighters need modernization like the entire air force of the SAR.

It is known that in recent weeks, ISIS terrorists have intensified in various provinces of Syria (it is prohibited in Russia). The militants of this terrorist organization are most active in the province of Deir ez-Zor, attempting to expand control zones in the east of the country.
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  1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 16: 08 New
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    These aircraft are more than three decades old.

    And not five dozen?
    1. Terenin 3 May 2020 16: 24 New
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      Well, "the stump is clear" that the terrorists will attribute this to their paid asset.
      Although I am far from aviation, but I do not understand no Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released? request

      1. Shkodnick 3 May 2020 16: 28 New
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        Quote: Terenin
        that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

        that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off
        1. Terenin 3 May 2020 16: 49 New
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          Quote: Shkodnick
          Quote: Terenin
          that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

          that the plane crashed just a few seconds after take-off

          Who said that?
          If you count everything declared destroyed Syrian planes, then Syria had at least a couple thousand.
          1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 00 New
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            But where is the "couple of thousands" ?? bully
      2. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 16: 59 New
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        Well, that is a given. This is - in the war, everyone "writes." "militia" in the spring of 2014 - chalked up the Su-24M self-landing in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov. Although - where is Starokonstantinov - and where is the front? bully
        1. bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 10 New
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          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          "militia" in the spring of 2014 - chalked up the Su-24M self-landing in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov. Although - where is Starokonstantinov - and where is the front?

          The militia shot down the Su-24m in August 2014, over the Lugansk region, the crew jumped and they were picked up by their own. This was confirmed by both sides.
          And here Starokonstantinov, this is the airfield based Ukrainian Su-24m (mr). But, after all, this does not mean that the plane was shot down precisely in the area of ​​the airfield.
          1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 24 New
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            Do not try to cast a shadow on the wattle fence. I'm not talking about August 20 at all. If you want, I’ll ask the Chef for the ZVoshechka’s numbers with lists of Ukrainian aviation losses in 2014. The Su-24MR, “heroically shot down” in the vicinity of Starokonstantinov, was there.
            1. bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 34 New
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              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              Do not try to cast a shadow on the wattle fence

              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              If you want, I’ll ask the Chef for the ZVoshechka’s numbers with lists of Ukrainian aviation losses in 2014. Su-24MR

              I’m not trying to cast a shadow and I don’t have to ask the Chef, well, him.
              In the spring of 2014, when landing the Su-24 m (Starokonstantinov), tail number N83, the pilot made not just a gross mistake, but simply something, the plane began to tremendously goat, then the front desk broke, igniting and jumping successfully.
              No militias, this loss of the aircraft, did not record at their own expense.
              1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 56 New
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                And why is he then in the "analytical laughing magazine of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "- featured as" shot down by ApAlchents "? laughing No, I still asked the boss to bring this fun magazine to the next duty ...
                1. bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 57 New
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                  Quote: Sniper Amateur
                  e, I still asked the boss to bring

                  All the best.
                  1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 20: 06 New
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                    And you happiness-health-sex-money! laughing
                    1. bober1982 3 May 2020 20: 16 New
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                      This is where your superiors look, it’s not clear that if you volunteered to represent the “warriors of the world”, then you need to take a more responsible approach to the task, what is it? what kind of comments? What a boss, such and subordinates.
                      1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 09 New
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                        Do you argue with the official publication of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation? Ay-ah, how bad! laughing
                        Table 2 Losses of Ukrainian aviation during the hostilities in the Donbass
                        21.03 wassat Su-24 Front Bomber destroyed by Starokonstantinov wassat

                        A whole polkan gave birth to this.
                        And proof of course: http://factmil.com/publ/strana/ukraina/voenno_vozdushnye_sily_ukrainy_2014/27-1-0-459
                        And my Chef - does not interfere in my entertainment. He is cool! good
              2. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 04 New
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                You know, I found it on the Web myself. wink
                21.03 Su-24 Front-line bomber destroyed at Starokonstantinov

                И пруф:http://factmil.com/publ/strana/ukraina/voenno_vozdushnye_sily_ukrainy_2014/27-1-0-459
        2. sabakina 3 May 2020 17: 50 New
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          Sniper, what side are you a sniper?
          1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 20: 08 New
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            Hmm ... what So already answered in detail in another discussion. She even called a bat and a company.
      3. alone 3 May 2020 17: 10 New
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        Quote: Terenin
        Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released?

        The pilot just did not have time to remove them .. I think he didn’t even climb ten meters .. That’s why the plane didn’t fall into fragments ..
        1. Terenin 3 May 2020 17: 14 New
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          Quote: lonely
          Quote: Terenin
          Why do you need to fly over the positions of the militants with the landing gear released?

          The pilot just did not have time to remove them .. I think he didn’t even climb ten meters .. That’s why the plane didn’t fall into fragments ..

          So am I about that. I guess a technological accident ...
    2. ancient 3 May 2020 17: 00 New
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      And not five dozen?

      Extreme modification of the MiG (MiG-21 bis), was produced at the Gorky AZ No. 21 until 1985.
      So that's right .. "three-plus-ten years."
      1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 05 New
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        And in the deliveries of the AT VSS SAA - MiG-23, the MiG-21 was replaced - back in the 1970s. And?
        1. ancient 3 May 2020 17: 22 New
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          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          The MiG-23 was replaced by the MiG-21 - back in the 1970s. AND?

          They didn’t change, but .. "came to replace" and at certain periods of time the CAA Air Force had about 50/50 of both types in the payroll.
          But this does not mean that it is precisely from 1963 that it is necessary to begin the countdown of the operation of all modifications of the Mig.
          (in the UAR, not the CAA at that time wink ) were the first Mig-21F-13 and PPS).
          1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 17: 38 New
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            UAR is the United Arab Republic. And the SAA is the Syrian Arab Army. Since 1971 - the term OAR is used only by historians. In Syria - it has gone out of current use a decade earlier.
            Well - already in the Lebanon war of 1982 - the MiG-21 VzS SAA not were used. And the payroll ... So they told me that the MiG-17 in the USSR Air Force assault regiments before the end of the 1980s served. And the Yak-28 - already even in the Ukrainian Air Force managed to fly.
            1. bober1982 3 May 2020 17: 50 New
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              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              MiG-21 VsS SAA not used

              Listen, you are not entirely competent in aviation, but are commenting on a grand scale.
              The MiG-17 is a fighter-bomber aircraft, not an attack aircraft. At the end of the 70s, it was withdrawn from service.
              Yak-28r and Yak-28pp, in the independent Ukraine there was just a huge amount, in Chortkiv (Ternopil region), 118 regiments got in the form of Soviet heritage, and they flew (or stood on a joke) for a long time, it’s not clear just why they were are needed
              1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 40 New
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                Yes, I'm not Copenhagen in this. What I know: in 1989 or 1990, Izvestia published a huge cold for the roofing felts from the Ministry of Defense, roofing felts from the General Staff of the USSR with a list of types and number of tanks, heavy artillery, combat aircraft, combat helicopters, medium and large warships NATO countries in Europe and Asia Minor; and ATS countries in Europe and the Caucasus. And there the MiG-17 was mentioned in the list of attack aircraft. And that he was originally created as a hawk - I know.
            2. ancient 3 May 2020 17: 53 New
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              Quote: Sniper Amateur
              UAR is the United Arab Republic.

              Read carefully ... FIRST, i.e. in 1962 they were delivered to the United Arab Emirates .... and then already in 1963 there were already deliveries to the CAA.
              1. Sniper Amateur 3 May 2020 21: 29 New
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                Initially, the holivar, I recall, arose on the subject of approval by the TS that the 21st migrants were delivered to Syria right up to the end of 1980-h ...
                And here 1963th?
                1. ancient 4 May 2020 10: 36 New
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                  Quote: Sniper Amateur
                  And here is the 1963rd?

                  Well, you yourself appointed a "lifetime of more than 5 decades"? So I have designated the BEGINNING of the delivery of the FIRST Mig-21 to Syria ..... After all, are we talking about the Syrian Air Force or ... "where"? wink
                  1. Sniper Amateur 6 May 2020 21: 52 New
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                    The 63rd is already practically six dozens. wink
    3. Bad_gr 3 May 2020 22: 08 New
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      The dashboard of the aircraft, and the clock with it, someone's playful hands twisted.
      Or on planes, as on our armored vehicles, they are not even put?
      At least I have never seen them in technology, only in private ownership.
  2. 4ekist 3 May 2020 16: 20 New
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    Recently I saw such a monument on a pedestal.
  3. Deniska999 3 May 2020 16: 23 New
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    What is surprising, there almost the entire aviation fleet is worn out over 10 years. It is amazing that they still fly.
  4. APASUS 3 May 2020 16: 34 New
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    There, it seems like we have a Su-27 in Belarus at a factory. It can train Syrian pilots. At least used cars, but it’s better than the Mig-21
    1. voyaka uh 3 May 2020 21: 30 New
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      The Syrians have a MiG-29. But they do not fly on them. Take care.
      1. VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 57 New
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        MIG-29 is different ... They don’t need a fighter in the air right now, but they may not have an IBA machine ...
      2. APASUS 3 May 2020 23: 25 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        The Syrians have a MiG-29. But they do not fly on them. Take care.

        What is the point then to store them?
  5. knn54 3 May 2020 16: 37 New
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    The plane of the SECOND generation.
    1. ancient 3 May 2020 17: 06 New
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      Quote: knn54
      The plane of the SECOND generation.

      In the MiG Design Bureau they interpret a little differently. They released 3 generations of Mig-21's: 1st is: Mig-21F and F-13, 2nd is: Mig-21P, PF, PPS, R, S, SM, SN, SMT, well 3 I: MiG-21bis.
      Something like that.....
    2. VO3A 3 May 2020 18: 17 New
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      And what is the difference between a 2nd generation aircraft and a 3rd? Can you imagine? ... And since when did the MIG-21 become a front-line fighter? Wiki, don’t look, they write the same teapots as the author of the article ...
      1. Grandfather 3 May 2020 19: 00 New
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        Quote: VO3A
        Wiki don't look

        Ancient and Wikis are not compatible ... Ancient saw, but Wikis heard ...
        1. VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 33 New
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          Verbiage, no more ... Worse if senility ...
          1. VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 53 New
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            What appliances are missing in the cockpit, ancient? Check for "lice" !!!
        2. VO3A 4 May 2020 15: 43 New
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          There are cons! No appliances! What devices are missing on the dashboard? The clock is determined, and the second?
      2. Yok Migarek 3 May 2020 20: 22 New
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        And what is the difference between a 2nd generation aircraft and a 3rd? Can you imagine? ... And since when did the MIG-21 become a front-line fighter? Wiki, don’t look, they write the same teapots as the author of the article ...

        MiG-21 is the second generation. MiG-23 and others - the third. And yes, the MiG-21 is mostly a front-line fighter. Although, to be completely honest, they were both scouts and fighter-bombers ....
        1. VO3A 3 May 2020 21: 35 New
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          “Front-line fighter” - we don’t have such a concept ... There is a front-line bomber with a combat radius of 1000 km and more ... What side is the MIG-21, it has a small radius ..., it has been solving tactical tasks all his life, you can call it a tactical fighter, if anyone really wants to ... If you qualify aircraft for tasks, then the MIG-31, Su-27 could be classified as a front-line fighter, even the MIG-29 is not a "front-line fighter" - it has a combat radius does not allow ...
          1. Lozovik 3 May 2020 22: 31 New
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            he has been solving tactical tasks all his life, you can call him a tactical fighter

            That’s just no such thing. MiG-21, MiG-29 front-line fighters (in some sources, including RLE - LFI), MiG-31 - IDD, Su-27 - ION or MFI.
            1. VO3A 3 May 2020 23: 32 New
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              That’s just no such thing.

              Did I say that there is ?!
              You can call him a tactical fighter, if anyone really wants ...

              Is it normal with your head?
              Following your logic: the plane that flies over the "front line" should be called a front-line fighter ... People who do not have a clue about military terms and their meanings can invent any stupid thing, call MIGs also planes of warriors of light or something else. ..You must have a military education and study properly, and there have always been enough clowns everywhere ...