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Jul 13 2012

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MiG-21 overshoots runway in Minnesota

MiG-21MF N9307, known as “Black 9307″ (Photo Christopher Ebdon (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

A 1975 MiG-21MF Fishbed overshot the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Minnesota, after its braking parachute broke loose. The aircraft departed the runway and suffered some damage when it was went down an embankment, coming to a stop leaning on its nose and port wing. The pilot suffered some minor injuries which were treated on the spot.

Based on the available photos, it does not seem the aircraft suffered extensive damage.

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Some videos of N9307 can be found on YouTube:

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