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Mig 21 down in India

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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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A mig 21 has crashed in India today killing the pilot as well.
There's not much info on the site I saw it on and if the pictures are from there it left one massive crater.
story




posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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From the article..

The MiG-21 BIS is one of the oldest variants of the fighter in service. The Indian Air Force has been the world's largest operator of the jet, the first variants of which entered service with the air force in the sixties.


These birds belong in museums and airshows.. not in service.
There is absolutely no identifiable piece left.

Edit: this is a Mig-21 for reference.

Crash site in video... came straight down???

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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: Woody510

India has a really good Air Force, for that region, when they can fly. They've already lost well over half of their original MiG-21 force. Two of the big things that jumped out at their Red Flag appearance was their maintenance and interoperability capabilities.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

How well would one of those migs be able to
glide to a safe landing Zaph? Or do they just
fall out the sky with engine failure? Huh, no
ejection?



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: randyvs

Not very. At low speed, a delta needs a high angle of attack because of the drag caused by the design. They're designed for high subsonic and efficient supersonic flight, not so much lower subsonic speeds. It all depends on the failure point and pilot though.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Is that common an crash site like this?

I couldn't identify one single piece of an airplane in the whole video.

But that's okay 'cause I am not an expert at all..

You go now Zaph



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: vinifalou

In a straight in crash, it's not uncommon. There was an A-6 years ago that went straight in and impacted near mach one. They found the wreckage 8 or 9 feet underground. The engines, that are normally around 6 feet long, were less than three when recovered.



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: Bigburgh

Is that common an crash site like this?

I couldn't identify one single piece of an airplane in the whole video.

But that's okay 'cause I am not an expert at all..

You go now Zaph


Zaphod answered👍😊



posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 06:23 PM
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They are calling them flying coffins in India.

Of the 946 MiG-21s in total they lost ~500 in accidents over the last ~50 years.
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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 10:36 PM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: Bigburgh

Is that common an crash site like this?

I couldn't identify one single piece of an airplane in the whole video.

But that's okay 'cause I am not an expert at all..

You go now Zaph


Had 3 crashes like this in my career.. crater and metal bits.


High speed dirt.


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posted on Jul, 18 2018 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Generally very very small metal bits.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Mig21's are cold war junks. Even AA can shoot them out of the air easily. India is extremely behind because it is still trying capitalism.



posted on Jul, 19 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: moebius
They are calling them flying coffins in India.

Of the 946 MiG-21s in total they lost ~500 in accidents over the last ~50 years.


That is amazing right? I bet they going to try and finish flying the other 446 Migs until they crash and burn.



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