On 21st October 1970, a United States Army or CIA Beechcraft U-8 ‘Seminole’ reconnaissance aircraft took off from an base in Turkey. It was forced to land by two Soviet MiG-17 of the 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO.
One Turkish colonel and two American officers landed in the Soviet Union.
MiG-17P/PF ‘Fresco-B/D’ fighters of the Soviet 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO in the late sixties
MiG-15UTI ‘Midget’ at Marneuli, Sandar airport
The Soviet 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment PVO used the MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ and the all-weather fighter MiG-17P/PF ‘Fresco-B/D’ aircrafts till 1974 at Marneuli, Sandar airport. The regiment replaced their MiG-17 ‘Fresco’ fighters to Su-15 ‘Flagon-D’ model from 1971
The 166th Guard Fighter Air Regiment’s new Su-15 ‘Flagon-D’ interceptor in the seventies