The Latest: Polish official says pilot of crashed jet saved
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Polish air force jet (all times local):
A Polish official says that an air force jet that had earlier disappeared from radar screens has been found crashed but the pilot has survived.
Deputy Defense minister Bartosz Kownacki says the pilot managed to eject on Monday and that parts of the MIG-29 fighter jet have been found near the town of Minsk Mazowiecki, which hosts an air base.
The Polish air force uses mostly NATO hardware and U.S. F-16s but still operates some Russian equipment, including the MiG-29, which are being phased out.
Polish state television is reporting that authorities are searching for a missing Polish fighter jet that has disappeared in the central part of the country.
TVP INFO says that the Russian-made MiG-29 fighter plane disappeared from the radar on Monday, adding that 10 teams of firefighters are searching for the air force jet near the town of Minsk Mazowiecki, which hosts an air base.
The Polish Air Force uses mostly NATO hardware and U.S. F-16s but still operates some Russian equipment, including the MiG-29.