MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashes in south eastern Romania

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MiG-21 fighter aircraft of Romanian Air Force crashed on Monday in Constanta County, that was reported by official sources.

The pilot of the plane, lieutenant commander Adrian Stancu, managed to catapult himself during the landing maneuvers and has been airlifted to the Constanta County Hospital. He was conscious and in a stable condition, the ministry said.

The aircraft, which went down in an uninhabited area close to the Nazarcea locality, belongs to the Lieutenant Aviator Gheorghe Mociorniță 86 Air Base.

The case is being investigated by the Military Prosecutor’s Office, according to legal procedures, and the circumstance of the accident will be investigated by a committee appointed by the General Chief of the Romanian Air Force Staff,” the statement reads.

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