Vehicle Accident in Poland on December 19 2017 03:19 PM (UTC).
The Russian-built NATO MiG-29 fighter jet came down while the pilot was attempting to land. He was able to eject from the plane and was found and rushed to hospital, but his condition is not thought to be life-threatening. A Polish official said that the plane had disappeared from radar screens shortly before crashing. A search for the plane and pilot was triggered after the plane crashed over central Poland. Ten teams of firefighters were reportedly sent out to search for the jet near the 23rd Tactical Air Base in Minsk Mazowiecki. Eventually the plane was discovered by woodsmen working with Polish State Forests. The Polish Air Force use three types of fighter jets: 31 Russian-made MiG-29s, 32 Soviet Sukhoi Su-22s, and 36 Lockheed Martin F-16s. The cause of the crash is not yet known. Polish Deputy Defense Minister Bartosz Kownacki told national TV news: "The pilot successfully ejected. He was found and taken to a hospital."