A MiG-29 aircraft of the Peruvian Air Force fell this morning (9:35 am approximate) in Lambayeque .
The fighter was performing a training flight in Lambayeque near Chiclayo
The pilot Major Omar Antonio Menacho García ejected successfully.
According to information from Air Group No. 6 , the pilot was forced to use the emergency escape to save his life.
In a dialogue with RPP Noticias, General FAP Roberto Baxerias , communications director, informed that the pilot was unharmed.
“Thanks to the dexterity and professionalism of the pilot, no damage to private property or injury to third parties has been caused, the pilot of the aircraft is in good health, it is the Major FAP Omar Antonio Menacho García , he applied excellent procedures emergency escape, has left walking and is being treated in an Air Force hospital, “he explained.
? Helicóptero sobrevuela la zona donde cayó el avión MiG-29 de la @fapperu en Chiclayo (Video: Silvia Depaz) https://t.co/VAvyVT3JRY pic.twitter.com/DJqcuG9sjd
— Agencia Andina (@Agencia_Andina) March 29, 2019
The aircraft rushed to the ground and it was reported that the pilot, identified as the greatest FAP Omar Menacho García, managed to save himself by ejecting himself from the ship.
As soon as the accident occurred, members of the FAP moved to the area where the plane crashed. A helicopter flew over the scene as emergency vehicles arrived. The pilot was transferred to the FAP Hospital located in Chiclayo to receive care.
The accident was confirmed by the FAP through a statement stating that the incident occurred at approximately 09:35 a.m. when he was on a training flight.
Comunicado Oficial N°3 de la Fuerza Aérea del Perú pic.twitter.com/qZyCDZhrnu
— FAP – Oficial (@fapperu) March 29, 2019