Romanian MiG-21 Crashed during display

Romanian Air Force 86th Air Base (Baza 86 Aeriană) located in commune Borcea, Călărași County: a MiG-21 LanceR crashed during flying demonstration in the base open day around 13:30PM, 10 km north of the Air Base location.


The spectators has been evacuated from the airbase and the rest of the flying display has been cancelled.

UPDATE: 14:20

The Romanian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the pilot, Lieutenant Commander Florin Rotaru died in the accident. The Officer was 36 years old and was a pilot-in-Chief of the 861 Aviation Squadron.

According to eyewitnesses, the pilot prepared for a low-pass before the crash.

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