Incident Mikojan-Gurevič MiG-21 ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172719
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG21 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mikojan-Gurevič MiG-21
Owner/operator:Iraqi Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Somewhere in Iraq -   Iraq
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed because of fuel starvation after trying to intercept two IDF RF-4E (S) Phantom (Tail Nr 498 and 499) of 119 Squadron on a highly classified reconnaissance flight.
RF-4E(S) [Tail Nr 498] flown by G. Sheffer / Y Naveh was credited with the victory.

The Sword of David. The Israeli Air Force at war. (Don McCarthy) Page 63-64

Revision history:

05-Jan-2015 20:02 gerard57 Added
09-Mar-2016 13:43 Ray Scorpio Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2018 12:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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