Goran Savić, YT2A, Killed in Plane Crash
While on a routine training mission, Serbian Air Force Major Goran Savić, YT2A/AD7JQ (ex-YZ1SG), was killed trying to direct his plane away from a residential area in Nova Pazova, Serbia. According to Nova Pazova Municipal President Đorđe Radinović, the plane crashed into the yard of a private house. Due to Savić’s skill in maneuvering the aircraft, there were no casualties on the ground. “The aircraft went down between two structures, Radinović explained to B92, a Serbian news outlet. “One pilot ejected, while the other made an effort until the last moment (before ejecting) not to hit a house in this residential area. Once the plane stopped, there was no explosion either.” According to B92, Savić was found close to his plane and was in serious condition when medical teams reached him. He later died at the hospital. Savić’s co-pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Tomislav Bećagović, managed to jump out of the aircraft before impact and survived the crash.