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East German (GDR) MiG-21SPS Crash – Cottbuse, East Germany – Jan 21, 1975

Pilot refused to eject over a crowded industrial area, finally losing control and crashing into a block of apartments, killing the pilot and six others. 16 other residents were injured. The pilot, Peter Makowica, was posthumously awarded the Combat Medal for his attempt to avoid casualties.

via Cold War Soviet Aircraft