Monday, October 2

Two pilots flying what was reportedly to be a Soviet-era MiG-23 were not hurt and no one else was killed after they were forced for some reason to eject from the plane and it crashed near a residential area in Michigan during a weekend air show.

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It was definitely a frightening incident:


According to CBS News:

A plane crashed at the Thunder Over Michigan air show Sunday, officials said. The event was part of the air show’s 25th anniversary.

Two occupants parachuted from the MiG-23 fighter jet south of Willow Run Airport and landed in Belleville Lake, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The plane’s occupants were being treated at a local hospital for minor injuries, Van Buren Township supervisor Kevin McNamara said.

The aircraft crashed into the parking lot of an apartment building in Belleville, striking unoccupied vehicles, the Wayne County Airport Authority said. 

Authorities said that no one on the ground was hurt, and the pilots were okay as well, which is nothing short of a miracle.