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Chronological Listing of Czechoslovak
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
15th February 1985
Czechoslovak AF
Mig-23BN 5746   SAU-23 engine malfunction during night training sortie crashed near "Hutna Hora" mountain Major Vojtech Barti ejected   KM-1
                 

 

"SLOVAK PLANES COLLIDE, KILLING ONE PILOT
A Slovak pilot died after his Russian-made MiG-29 collided in midair with
a similar attack jet on 7 November, Reuters and TASR reported. The
planes crashed near the eastern town of Spisska Nova Ves. The
second pilot ejected successfully from his aircraft and was not seriously
injured. The Defense Ministry opened an investigation into the causes
of the collision. On 8 November, Defense Minister Simko said the
incident will not accelerate the issuance of a tender for Western-made
fighter planes for the Slovak air force. Simko said that, following
Slovakia's expected invitation to join NATO, the government will
determine the needs of the air force "within two to three months" and
then make the appropriate decision on a possible tender, CTK
reported."

Engine test-run on MiG-21MF of the Czech AF's Test-Sqn. ("Stress-Team"). This aircraft crashed after collision with another coloured two-seater of the same sqn. over Budweis. Altough the pilot ejected successfully then, he was killed this year in another collison. Brno Airport  Czech Republic, May 1998