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List being compiled

Chronological Listing of Hungarian Air Force Ejections
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd October 1951
Hungarian AF
MiG-15 04-2  Kecskemét  crashed 3 km north of Kunhegyes Junior Lt. József Turcsányi
killed
   
7th March 1952
Hungarian AF
MiG-15 16 Taszár  crashed 16 km north of Tiszafüred Lt. István Molnár
killed
   
17th July 1952 The first Hungarian pilot who survived an ejection

Hungarian AF
MiG-15   Kecskemét Mid Air collision Szarvas-Cserebökény 1st Lt István Ferencz
ejected
K-1
17th July 1952
Hungarian AF
MiG-15     Lt. Ferenc Nits
killed
   
11th August 1952
Hungarian AF
MiG-15 13 Kecskemét  crashed near Kunhegyes Junior.Lt. József Marczy
killed
   
16th April 1953
Hungarian AF
MiG-15BISZ

810

Kecskemét 

 crashed 2 km southwest of Nyárlőrinc Lt. Mihály Pintér
killed
 
8th June 1953
Hungarian AF
MiG-15UTI

008

 Kecskemét

  Lt. József Jankovics Killed Lt. Lajos Székelyhídi killed   
     
5th July 1953
Hungarian AF
Yak-18

19

62nd Kecskemét fighter regiment

Dunaföldvár Grósz József
killed
 
6th August 1953
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

819

 Taszár

 Mid-air collison Lt. András Balázs killed    
19th August 1953
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

15

Taszár 

  Lt.Miklós Szlavenka
killed
   
1st October 1953
Hungarian AF
MiG-15BISZ

723

 

 crashed near Dunaföldvár Lt. Béla Horváth
killed
 
6th March 1954
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

808

 

  János Vasas
ejected
   
20th July 1954
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

39

 

  Junior Lt. Antal Bifkovics killed    
26th April 1955
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

816

Taszár 

  Lt. Mihály Orsós ejected    
22nd June
1955

Hungarian AF
MiG-15

960

 Taszár

  Lt. Gábor Oláh killed    
24th August 1955
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

58

 

  1st Lt. László Szomor killed    
16th November 1955
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

32

 

crashed near Zsámbék Capt. György Egyed killed    
6th January
1956

Hungarian AF
MiG-15Bis

717

 

 Crashed Nyárlőrinc 1st Lt. Imre Jakab
killed
   
6th March
1956

Hungarian AF
MiG-17PF     CABACЛEЙKA (SZU) 1st Lt. Viskovszky Ferenc
killed
 
2nd June
1956

Hungarian AF
MiG-15

921

 

 crashed at Kunmadaras airbase Lt. György Lukács killed    
27th October 1956
Hungarian AF
MiG-15Bis

805

Kecskemét airbase

Crashed near Szentes during the Hungarian revolution in 1956 October  1st. Lt. Elemér Istenes
killed
   
9th September 1958
also seen as 10th

Hungarian AF
MiG-15Bis

710

 

Crashed at Kecskemét  Capt. János Gyarmati
killed
 
2nd September
1959

Hungarian AF
MiG-15

716

Taszár

 mid air collison at Taszár Lt. Sándor Szalai killed    
2nd September
1959

Hungarian AF
MiG-15

820

Taszár

 mid air collison at Taszár 1stLt. György Bogdán killed    
18th September
1959

Hungarian AF
MiG-15

905

Kecskemét 

 crashed near Mór Lt. Gyula Eőry killed    
21st March 1960 
Hungarian AF
MiG-15UTI

762

Taszár 

   
Capt. Mihály Szabó
killed
 Capt. Pál Wolford
killed
 
17th March 1960
also seen as 17th June 1960

Hungarian AF
MiG-17PF

933

Kecskemét airbase

Kecskemét Lt. Col István Mezőfi killed
No ejection
 
9th October 1960
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

815

 Taszár

  Lt. Jenő Sinkó killed  
19th October 1961
Hungarian AF
MiG-15Bis

709

Pápa 

 Bakonybél Capt. Rudolf Varga
killed
   
5th June 1962
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

354

 Taszár

  Capt. Ferenc Tézsla killed  
16th May 1963
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

904

should this be 217

Kecskemét airbase

engine problems Capt. László Kálmánchelyi
ejected

[First pilot to eject from a Hungarian MiG-21]

SK-1
12th August 1963
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

Serial: 217

should this be 904

Kecskemét airbase

Engine problems, Nyárlőrinc Capt. Imre Szucsák ejected at low altitude
killed
SK-1
5th February 1964
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

223

 

 crashed at Pápa 1st Lt. András Kozma
ejected
  SK-1
12th February 1964
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

213

 Pápa

 crashed during landing when it flew into a snow storm  Major László Doba killed   SK-1
10th July 1964
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

221

 

  1st Lt. József Alker ejected   SK-1
14th July 1964
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

912

Kecskemét 

 crashed near Cegléd  Lt. József Trencsényi
killed
  SK-1
14th August
1964

Hungarian AF
MiG-15UTI

043

 

  Lt. Béla Lelóczky
killed
 other pilot killed  
24th November 1965
Hungarian AF
MiG-19PM

35

 Taszár

crashed near Mesztegnyő Major Béla Bognár killed  
15th April 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

821

 

 crashed at Szandaszőlős near Szolnok Lt. István Kövics
killed
   
2nd May 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

2312

Pápa 

  Major. Sándor Rigó ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
20th May 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

2219

 

  Major. Károly Hamar
ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
23rd June 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

307

 Pápa

  1st Lt. Zoltán Kiss killed   SK-1
30th June 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-15UTI

519

 Taszár

   
Maj. István Szekeres
killed
 Capt. Vilmos Parragi
killed
 
21st July 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-15UTI

01

 

 crashed at Szolnok airbase Lt.Col. Sándor Benke
killed
 Lt. István Madaras
killed
 
11th May 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

910

Kecskemét 

 Crashed due to hydraulic problems Capt. István Lunacsek
killed
SK-1
13th September 1966
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

303

Pápa

  1st Lt. Lajos Sugár killed   SK-1
14th July 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

912

  Cegléd Lieutenant József Trencsényi
killed
   
18th August 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

2222

 

  1st Lt.. Gábor Némethy
ejected

(confirm?)

  SK-1
Date needed
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

818

Pápa airbase

Caught fire during Take off. burnt out 1st Lt. Ferenc Medzibrodszky stopped the aircraft and got out SK-
5th October 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

804

 

  1st Lt. József Képes killed   SK-1
31st August 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

 

Pápa airbase

Caught fire after landing, burnt out 1st Lt. Ferenc Medzibrodszky stopped the aircraft and got out SK-1
7th September 1967
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

805

 

badly damaged at pápa airbase  Capt. Zoltán Probocskai
ejected(confirm?)
  SK-1
 

21st December 1967


Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

815

Kecskemét 

Crashed near Szentes 
Major
Tibor Kurilla killed
SK-1
30th January 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

407

 Pápa

  Major István Kóró killed   SK-1
12th March 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

2317

 Taszár

  1st Lt. Péter Ötvös killed   SK-1
22nd April 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

1513

 Taszár

  Major. Boldizsár Répási
ejected
(confirm ??)
SK-1
16th May 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

803

 

  1st Lt. László Gyenei ejected
(confirm ??)
  SK-1
17th August 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13 2314 Taszár   1st Lt. János Dusa ejected   SK-1

Dear Sir

I`ve found on your webpage that confirmation was needed on Janos Dusa`s ejection on 17th Aug 68. He did catapulted from his falling MIG21 and survived. He is my flight instructor today...

:-) Greetings: Tamas Nagy

Thursday
17th October 1968

Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF 1511 Taszár took off from Taszár at night and he ejected 1 km southeast Cserénfa Major. Miklós Balogh ejected SK-1
19th November 1968
Hungarian AF
MiG-19PM

29

 Taszár

  Major Zsigmond Vass
killed
 
3rd July 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

066

Szolnok 

  Lt. László Kovács
killed
   
3rd July 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

908

 

  Major. Sándor Varga ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
17th July 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

901

 

  1st Lt.. Pál Rákosi ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
8th March 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-21U

4116

 

      SK-1
Lt. Col. Imre Aranyosi ejected

(confirm?)

Capt. János Bán ejected (confirm?) SK-1
10th May 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

304

 

  Capt. Ferenc Medzibrodszky ejected SK-1
5th June 1969
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

2320

 

  Major. György Bodonyi
ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
18th April 1970
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

801

Kecskemét 

  1st Lt. Kornél Hüffner ejected    
12th May 1970
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

682

 

  Capt. Ferenc Fodor
killed
   
16th September 1970
Hungarian AF
MiG-19PM

38

Taszár airbase

During a QRA alert mission was in collision with a meteorological balloon  Capt. István Bakó ejected  
26th September 1970
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

802

 

  Lt. Col. György Schadl
ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
23rd April 1971
20:30

Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

1604

Taszár Airbase

Crashed near Harkakötöny (

county Bács-Kiskun), due to control malfunctions
Major József Parragh
ejected
SK-1
28th August 1971
Malév

Hungarian Airlines
Ilyushin Il-18

 

 

crash near Copenhagen Ensign Dezső Szentgyörgyi (

Hungarian WW2 Ace) killed
 
2nd September 1971
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

211

 Taszár

  Lt. Mihály Ladányi killed SK-1
9th September 1971
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

312

Taszár

  1st. Lt. László Kramaszta
killed
SK-1
6th April 1972
Hungarian AF
MiG-21U

1516

 Kecskemét

 Kecskemét SK-1
Lieutenant Colonel István Takács
killed
Captain Gyula Zátonyi
killed
SK-1
18th September 1972
Hungarian AF
MiG-15

702

 

  Lt. Col. János Bartal
killed
   
3rd October 1972
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

902

 

  Lt. Col. László Sütöri
ejected
(confirm?)
  SK-1
15th May 1975
Hungarian AF
MiG-21F-13

807

Kecskemét
[
Mezőkövesd-Klementínai ?]

Air combat training. Crashed in Galyatető, Mátrában Capt. János Balázs ejected at low level. Parachute did not have time to deploy.
killed
SK-1
18th December 1975
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

8112

Taszár

  Capt. László Talán ejected
(confirm ??)
KM-1
17th February 1976
Hungarian AF
Aero-Vochody L-29 Delfin

371

 

CRASHED      
Lt.Col. János Szabó killed Major János Nagy killed  
3rd August 1976
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

4133

Taszár

  1st Lt. Gyula Lupták
ejected

sustained back injuries

photo: Gyula Lupták
KM-1
25th September 1976
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

9508

 

  1st Lt. Miklós Halász
ejected
(confirm?)
  KM-1
18th January 1977
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

9313

 

  Lt. Col. Sándor Karsai
ejected
(

confirm ??)
  KM-1
13th July 1977
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

4407

 

Aircraft damaged. Major. Mihály Varsányi
OK
No Ejection
  KM-1
13th December 1977
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

5705

 Taszár airbase 

 crashed near Komló 1st Lt. János Pincés ejected   KM-1
27th June 1978
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

4604

Kecskemét.

Crashed near Nagykőrös Major Lajos Juhász killed in crash KM-1
2nd October 1979
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

5086

Kecskemét airbase

Engine stopped during landing near airbase KM-1
Major. László Sárkány
ejected
Capt. István Domonkos
ejected
KM-1
10th April 1980
Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

1515

Taszár 

  1st Lt. István Renn killed SK-1
?? November 1980
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

6224

 

Aircraft Damaged Major. Péter Gál
OK
No Ejection
  KM-1
7th April 1981
Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

406

 

Aircraft Damaged 1st Lt.. Vanyó József
OK
No Ejection
  SK-1
9th June 1981
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

3987

 

  Capt. Árpád Wenger
ejected
(confirm ??)
  KM-1
7th July 1981
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

52

 

  Lt. István Mészáros
ejected
(confirm ??)
  KM-1
27th August 1981
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

4029

 

  Lt. Tibor Hóbor ejected
(confirm ??)
  KM-1
13th October 1981
19:15

Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

9207

Taszár

  Capt. László Elek KM-1
9th February 1982
Hungarian AF
MiG-21U

4020

 Pápa

Flew into vortex     SK-1
Major Károly Freund killed 1st Lt. Róbert Korzicska killed  SK-1
28th January 1983
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

"0358"

 Kecskemét AB

Crashed at Air Base KM-1
Lt. Col Zoltán Decsov
[Commander of the regiment]
killed
Captain Tamás Bazsika
killed
KM-1
7th July 1983
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

4097

 

  Capt. László Helembai
ejected
(confirm?)
KM-1
7th July 1983
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

6207

 

  Lt. István Deme ejected
(confirm?)
  KM-1
23rd February 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

5321

Taszár

  Capt. Béla Széles killed  
12th April 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

44

 

  1st Lt. István Pető ejected
 photo 2007
General
István Pető
Commander of Kecskemét airbase
KM-1
16th May 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

3537

 

Aircraft Damaged 1st Lt. László Szabó
OK
No Ejection
  KM-1
5th June 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

9314

Kecskemét  

Collision with 9314 Capt. Jenő Vadas ejected KM-1
5th June 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

4602

Kecskemét 

Capt. Béla Kádár
killed
 
14th August 1984
Hungarian AF
MiG-17F

 

 

Crash landed during defection, near Udine, Italy     KM-1
16th October 1984

Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

0258

Taszar

Bean Goose ingested at altitude 850 ft on approach to Taszar KM-1
front-seat pilot
Major Antal Nagy
killed
1st Lt. József Bocsi ejected
survived
KM-1
21st March 1985
Hungarian AF
MiG-23MF

05
[0390217161 ]

Kecskemét

Structural problems. Lost left stabiliser. Crashed near Csömör, near Budapest Capt. József Störk
ejected
safely
KM-1
25th July 1985
Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

9601

Taszár 

  Lt. Zsolt Horváth ejected KM-1
25th March 1986
Hungarian AF
MiG-21PF

502

Taszár AFB

engine problem, above the air base Lt. Col. Gyula Várhelyi
ejected
SK-1
17th July 1986
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

0265

Kecskemét

Crashed after take off KM-1
Lt. Col. Miklós Brückner
killed
Capt. György Acsai killed KM-1
17th March 1988
Hungarian AF
Su-22M-3
Fitter

06

Taszár AFB

Engine problem, between Kaposhomok and Taszár Major József Vámos ejected K-36BM Mk.1
6th May 1988
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

35

 

      KM-1
Capt. Dénes Csapó ejected
(confirm?)
Lt. András Szucsán KM-1
10th June 1988
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

2001

Taszár AB

  Lt. Zoltán Simári ejected KM-1
19th August 1988
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

45

 

  1st Lt. Pál Sulyok
killed
   
14th March 1989
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

3547

 Veszprém légilövész

collided in mid-air near Bata Lt. Col. Kálmán Sipos   KM-1
14th March 1989
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75A

3931

Taszár

(Epk)

Col. Ottó Gőgös ejected
(confirm?)
KM-1
26th January 1990
Hungarian AF
MiG-23UB

"16"
[A1038123 ]

Pápa 

    KM-1
Captain Róbert Reinhardt
killed
no ejection
Colonel Ferenc Bakó
killed
no ejection
KM-1
20th April 1990
Hungarian AF
MiG-23MF

09
[0390217170]

Pápa 

  Major Mihály Cseporán
ejected
KM-1
29th June 1990
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

5809

 Taszár

  1st Lt. Nándor Kilián
ejected

 photo 2007
Colonel Nándor Kilián
Deputy
Commander of Kecskemét airbase
KM-1
16th September 1990
Hungarian AF
MiG-23

Serial: "04"
[0390217160]

"Open Day" at Pápa airbase

crashed killing the pilot Major Károly Soproni
died in crash
No ejection
19th March 1991
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM  
Taszár airbase Crew had to make an emergency landing at night due to oil pressure problems. No ejections  
Maj. József Kaszper
OK
Maj. Zoltán Pintér
OK
 
22nd August 1991
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

50

 

crashed near Tatabánya 1st Lt. István Groszmann
killed
 
12th September 1991

also seen as

13th


Hungarian AF
MiG-21MF

9605

 

Major Sándor Horváth
killed
 
  crashed at Kecskemét airbase
30th August 1993


Russian AF
MiG-29UB

68

from Kuschovskaya

crashed near Krasnodar, southern Russia K-36
Russian instructor Alexander
Tarasov
ejected
[see also 19th June 2003]
Hungarian AF pilot Captain László Bodrozsán
ejected
K-36
1st June 1994
Hungarian AF
MiG-21UM

3031

 

      KM-1
Major Tamás Kristóf ejected safely Lt. Béla Gődér
killed in the crash
KM-1
   
25th May 1995
19:00h


Hungarian AF
Su-22UM-3K Fitter-G07

 

07
c/n 80303

3rd Tactical Recce Sqn

Fuel leak and fire on take-off from Taszar air base   K-36BM Mk.1
Lt. Col. Istvan Lőrincz
ejected at only 65 ft suffered broken right leg on landing 
Major
Mihaly Racskó
ejected at only 65 ft suffered broken right leg on landing
K-36BM Mk.1
25th July 1995
1915h

Hungarian
Aero L-39ZO Albatros

139 c/n 831139

Szolnok Officers Academy - Kecskemet

in a cornfield near the village of Tortel, central Hungary VS-1
Instructor Major Gyula Molnár ordered ejection at 2,300ft - ejected safely Student 1st Lt. János Németh ejected safely VS-1
13th September 1995
Hungarian AF
Su-22M-3 Fitter

'16'
c/n 51813
 

Taszar

Near Somogymeggyes southwest Hungary. Collided with MiG-23UB Flogger '14'from Papa Air
Base
Major István Katona ejected at 2,000ft near southern shore of Lake Balaton
but suffered spinal injuries and was hospitalised at Kecskemet
K-36BM Mk.1
13th September 1995
Hungarian AF
MiG-23UB

14[A1037925]

 

collided with Su-22M-3 Fitter.
Canopy damage to MiG-23 prevented ejection - both crew died
no ejections
Captain Balázs Katovics
killed in collision
Captain Mihály Mizsei killed in collision
25th April 1996
Hungarian AF
MiG-21bisz 75AP

6264

 

Aircraft Damaged Capt. János Gerics
OK
No ejection
   
18th September 1996
Hungarian AF
MiG‑21bis (

Type 75AP)

5822 (

c/n 75035822)

Papa FW/2nd TFS

Routine training flight from Papa. hydraulic problems, aircraft crashed at 1842hrs close to a main road between Papa and Adasztevel and was completely burnt out Captain Attila Dobay ejected KM-1
23rd July 1998
Hungarian AF
Mig 29

"17"

59th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kecskemét

crashed during a display over the airbase  Lt.Col Zsolt Rácz
died
k-36
29th October 2002
Slovakian
AF
L-39ZA
"4705"
Kosice academy

Crashed L-39ZA
VS-1
Lt. Col. Jenő Vadas ejected

Hungarian AF
[see also 5th June 1984]
1st Lt. Tibor Molnár ejected

Hungarian AF
VS-1
13th November 2003
Hungarian AF
Yak-52          
Colonel József Lanecker
Killed
Major Gábor Szász
Killed
 
Wednesday 11th May 2005
in afternoon

Hungarian Air Force
MiG-29B 02 Hungary Kecskemét, Hungary Capt. Zoltán Szabó ejected OK K-36
Thursday 17th April 2008
in afternoon
16:00

Hungarian Air Force
MiG-29 15
59th TFW


 photo MTI

Major Zoltán "Peszke" Peszeki
ejected
2nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
"Dongó"
[Wasp]

K-36
2nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
"Dongó"
[Wasp]

59th TFW
Kecskemét
, Hungary
During a low approach manuever the aircraft hit the ground at Kecskemét, slided through the main road near the airbase and burnt out Pilot ejected OK, hospitalized for observation

SOURCES: - Hungarian and International Media

Friday 20th June 2008
just before noon

Hungarian Air Force
L-39
Albatros
120 2nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
"Dongó"
[Wasp]
Crashed near Fehérgyarmat airport (E Hungary, near the Ukrainian border VS-1
1st. Lt. Zoltán Ignácz
killed
1stTFS
"Puma"
[Cougar]
Lt.Col. András Janicsek
killed
VS-1
Both crew tried to eject but were unsuccessful
Monday 18th July 2011
HuAF
PZL-Mielec SBLim-2
MiG-15UTI
Recently re-furbished MiG-15UTI trainer. Stalled during 4th test flight just after takeoff. Crash landed. Damaged K-1
HA-UTI
Red 031
Szolnok Airport Ret. Col. József Pinkóczi
ground egress
unhurt
Tamás Rohács
ground egress
unhurt
K-1
                 
                 

 

Suggested Links

 Hungarian Ministry of Defence
 

 http://www.repulomuzeum.hu/Tikuldtetek/BartaEndre/BE_katasztr/BE_katasztr.htm
 

Acknowledgements


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I am indebted to the following people for help with this information


Tomi (for continued alerts and photos on Hungarian ejections)
Balázs Horváth (for permission to use material from his excellent website)
Dave Allport (AFM)
scramble.nl
Gábor Skere
The family of
István Groszmann

Zoltán Koppány
Simon Robert

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