Two Mig-29’s Fighter jet Mid-air collision caught on camera at Airshow

Two Mig-29's Fighter jet Mid-air collision caught on camera at Airshow

On July 24, 1993, two MiG-29s of the Russian Air Force collided in mid-air and crashed at IAT 1993 RAF Fairford

In that incident No one was hurt as crashed occurred away from public and  after ejecting, the two pilots landed safely.

Investigators later determined that pilot error was the cause, after one pilot did a reverse loop and disappeared into the clouds, the other one lost sight of his wingman and aborted the routine.

The collision occurred as the pilots attempted a cross-over. A split-second after the pilots ejected, the jets broke up in mid-air and crashed to the ground.

One fighter came down at the end of the runway, while the second came down more than a mile away in a field.

They were flying away from the crowd when they entered the manoeuvre, and they were at a reasonable height – probably some 800ft or so.

 

Investigators later determined that pilot error was the cause, after one pilot did a reverse loop and disappeared into the clouds, the other one lost sight of his wingman and aborted the routine.

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