The Ukrainian military shot down their own MiG-29 fighter with friendly fire.
Due to the lack of coordination in the Ukrainian army, the air defense of Ukraine mistakenly shot down its own combat aircraft, which struck with AGM-88 HARM cruise missiles.
As a result of an accurate missile launch, the combat aircraft was shot down. However, according to preliminary data, the pilot managed to eject, although there is no information about his condition.
According to the data provided by Ukrainian information resources, the Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter launched two cruise anti-radar missiles. However, for unknown reasons, was forced to return to the airfield by a different route.
At this time, Ukrainian air defense systems detected the approach of an unidentified aircraft and opened fire on it, resulting in the fighter being shot down.
It is known that the Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter was shot down in the area of the settlement. Kurakhovo in the Donetsk region, while it is specified that the Osa air defense system calculation opened the fire.
Any other circumstances of the incident by the Ukrainian military have not yet been announced. However, the current situation indicates that coordination between various units of the Ukrainian army is at a shallow level.
The MiG-29 is a Soviet-designed air superiority fighter that has been in service with the Ukrainian Air Force since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The MiG-29 is known for its agility, high speed, and advanced avionics and has been widely exported to other countries around the world.
In Ukraine, the MiG-29 has played a key role in defending the country’s airspace and has participated in various military operations. Despite being a relatively old design, the MiG-29 has undergone numerous upgrades and is a formidable fighter aircraft.