In May 1992 the pilot of this MiG-21bis in the service of the Yugoslav air force defected to his native Croatia, this being the second MiG to be acquired this way. Another was to follow in the same month.
One of eight ex. Iraqi AF MiG-21bis which are stored in Serbia. Due to an embargo, these aircraft were never returned to Iraq. Four of these at Batajnica are probably 21168 (cn75044485), 21198 (cn75070204), 21204 (cn75071709) and 21206 (cn7507139).