Pilot dies in fighter jet crash in northern Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed near the town of Pasłęk in northern Poland in the early hours of Friday, public broadcaster Polish Radio's IAR news agency reported.
Photo: PAP/Tomasz Waszczuk
Krzysztof Sobków, from the Government Security Centre, told IAR that the pilot died in the crash.
The causes of the tragic incident at around 2 am CET were not immediately known, IAR said.
The aircraft, which was part of the 22nd Tactical Air Base in the town of Malbork, hit the ground and burst into flames, the news agency reported. The pilot had ejected from the plane some 18 km from Malbork but was found dead near the wreckage.
Poland’s air force fleet includes 31 MiG-29 fighter jets, some of which entered into service in 1989.