On 15 May 1992 Capt Ivan Selak defected with this aircraft to Pleso Airport, Zagreb, Croatia. Aircraft was nick-named 'Osvetnik Vukovara' in the memory of the eastern-Croatian City of Vukovar, completely destroyed in three-months long murderous siege in summer and autumn 1991. The aircraft is former '17167' of the JRViPVO and otherwise painted like '102' above, except for the arms of the City of Vukovar and the full fin flash in Croatian national colours. The 'roundel' is actually the Croatian national emblem, consisting of the red-white chequered shield and insignia of five Croatian provinces: since 1995 this insignia is used insteadof the fin-flash on the other Croatian MiGs. On 14 September 1993 was shot down by Serbian Strela MANPAD, pilot Capt.Capt. Miroslav Peric, was killed.
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According other source: unit: <B>21 ELZ</b>. This a/c was shot down on September 21st, 1993.