Indian Navy MiG-29K trainer jet crashes into Arabian Sea; one pilot rescued, search on for another

The naval force on Friday confirmed that the accident occurred at 5 pm on Thursday. This is the third crash of MiG 29K in the past 12 months.

FP Staff November 27, 2020 09:49:15 IST
Indian Navy MiG-29K trainer jet crashes into Arabian Sea; one pilot rescued, search on for another

Representational image of MiG-29k. Image credit: Indian Navy

An Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashed into the Arabian Sea around 5 pm on Thursday, news agency ANI reported on Friday.

One pilot has been rescued while search operation by air and surface units has been launched for the second pilot.

"A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea ditched at about 17.00 hours on 26 November," an Indian Navy spokesperson said in a statement.

An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident, the spokesperson said.

This is a developing story, more details are awaited. This is the third crash of MiG-29K in the past 12 months.

In February this year, an Indian Navy MiG aircraft crashed while conducting a routine sortie in Goa. The MiG-29K aircraft was conducting a routine training sortie off the coast of Goa when it crashed at around 10.30 am.

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