Aviation Photo #1786950 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29S (9-13S) - Russia - Air Force

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I didn't see the collision; the mirror of the SLR was up. Probably the most photographed mid-air collision. Luckily only the pilots' pride was hurt, no other damage (other than the aircraft of course).
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    Fred Willemsen
    Russia - Air Force
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29S (9-13S)
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29
    Mikoyan-Gurevich
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    Fairford
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 24, 1993
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Epic photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
The capture is amazing and classic. Well done.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Absolutely epic... too bad there are no images from similar crash in Croatia, involving two MIG-21's.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Epic capture of an extremely rare and known moment in aviation history.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Aircraft seem to break up when you get close to them Fred ;) Great photo, bet you were more than thrilled that you managed to catch the impact! Johnny Kristensen
Anonymous
6 years ago
I agree with visitor from USA. Maybe next time, because we are still remaining two mig-21's :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Perfect timing.. I was there at the time and both pilots ejected and landed safely. The first lit up a cigarette just after landing and his colleague wandered over and thumped him, thus apportioning blame for the incident
Anonymous
6 years ago
I was there and must have been stood almost next to you!
Anonymous
6 years ago
One of the engines seems to be on fire, but looks like the afterburner's lit up. The other's flamed out.

So fragile, these fighting machines.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A STUNNING SHOT VERY WELL TAKEN
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
5 years ago
Omg
Anonymous
4 years ago
Very amazing.Thank god no one got hurt
Anonymous
4 years ago
Horrible moment. What a tragic waste of two beautiful aircraft. Oh well...accidents happen all the time. Lucky pilots!

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