Polish Air Force grounds Soviet-made MiG-29 jets after crash
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Poland’s Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of Soviet-made MiG-29 jets until further notice after a pilot was killed in a crash in the early hours of Friday.
Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak (left) gives a news conference on Friday. PAP/Paweł Supernak
A MiG-29 military jet crashed near the town of Pasłęk in northern Poland at around 2 am on Friday, public broadcaster Polish Radio's IAR news agency reported.
The pilot died despite ejecting before the crash, officials said.
Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak told reporters that “all flights using MiG-29 aircraft have been put on hold” pending findings by a state commission of aviation experts.