Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 23 June 2012

Another warbird for the daily quiz.
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The photo shows two fighters of the air force of an Asian country. An aircraft of this particular variant, from the Polish air force, was involved in a bizarre incident in the year 1989, which led to the death of an eighteen year old Belgian national.
daily quiz answer
You have to identify the fighter plane's name/model and tell us about the incident.
daily quiz question answer
You can leave your responses as comments to the post. The comments will be moderated for a period of 24 hours. Alternatively, you can also mail your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. The answer, along with the names of the persons with the right answer, will be published tomorrow.
daily quiz question answer
Answer: It's the answer time. Unfortunately, no one came up with the right answer.
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The fighters are MiG-23 "Flogger".
mig-23 Belgium crash 1989
The incident involving the MiG-23 in 1989 was truly a bizarre one. It started with a routine sortie out of a Polish air force base. Immediately after take-off, the afterburners of the MiG-23 blew out and the pilot ejected at an altitude of 150 meters, suspecting an impending crash. However, the plane did not crash and it continued on a westward pilot-less journey. It was running on autopilot and crossed Poland's territory to enter East Germany. Subsequently, the pilot-less fighter crossed in to the air space of West Germany, then on to Netherlands and ultimately in to Belgium's territory. As the MiG-23 ran out of fuel, it crashed in to Belgian soil and the crash resulted in the death of an eighteen year old man. 

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