On March 10, an emergency occurred in the 40th tactical aviation brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force stationed in the city of Vasilkov.
Being in a state of alcoholic intoxication, an unnamed Ukrainian Armed Forces captain went with his car, a VW Touran, into the base and rammed into the backside of a MiG-29 fighter jet that was currently being towed.
As a result of the collision, the aircraft caught fire, which was localized and eliminated by firefighters. The accident led to damage to the aircraft engine and other units of the combat vehicle.
Most likely, the damaged combat aircraft will be decommissioned.
The Ukrainian captain received thermal and mechanical damage to the engine and other components. This was reported by the Ukrainian news agency Obozrevatel.
A pre-trial check is being carried out to check the captain’s injuries, and he reportedly received bruises on his chest and soft tissues of the face as a result of the incident. How the drunken Ukrainian officer ended up in his personal car at the airport is still unknown.
The captain hasn’t been arrested, and an investigation is currently undergoing.
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