Fighter jet crashes in Croatia, pilots survive

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  • Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

ZAGREB, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- A Croatian MIG-21 fighter jet crashed in northeastern Croatia at around 2 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Tuesday. The two pilots successfully ejected and landed safely, the Croatian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The jet crashed in an uninhabited forest area near the city of Slatina during a regular military training, the statement said. One pilot was injured but was listed in stable condition.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said that the crash was probably caused by a technical problem.

More than 50 people took part in the search and rescue mission.

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