Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense reveals causes of MiG-29 crash
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defense has analyzed and studied the data of the flight recorder and other technical documents of the MiG-29 combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, which crashed on July 24, 2019.
Based on the latest report of the Aviation Accident Investigation Commission, created by the order of the Minister of Defense to reveal the causes of the aircraft crash, the plane used for the training flight was in good condition and fully operational until the accident.
The study of the causes of the incident showed that before crashing into the Caspian Sea, the plane collided with a foreign object (bird or flock of birds) in the air and the pilot was injured. According to the data obtained from the black box, the pilot tried to regain control of the aircraft in order to avoid the crash, but severe injuries of the pilot made it impossible and, as a result, led to the airplane accident.