A MiG-29K trainer aircraft has crashed into the Arabian Sea at around 5 ‘o’clock on 26 November 2020. One pilot has been found while search operation for others is still continued through the surface and sky. An inquiry has been ordered to find the cause of the incident. This information is given by the Indian Navy.
According to naval officials, on Thursday evening, at around five o’clock in the Arabian Sea, the MiG-29 trainer aircraft crashed while flying over the sea. One pilot has been found while the other is still missing. The Navy has deployed surveillance aircraft and ships to locate the missing pilot. A high-level inquiry has been ordered to probe into the incident.
A MiG-29KUB, trainer aircraft operating at sea ditched at around 5 PM yesterday, One pilot has been recovered and a search by air and surface units is in progress for the second pilot.
The aircraft crashed over the Arabian Sea, 3rd crash of MiG 29K in the past 12 months. pic.twitter.com/OpCIUWgqM3
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The Indian Navy said the search operation is still going on to locate Commander Nishant Singh. They were on board the MiG-29K that crashed on Thursday evening.
A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea met with an accident at about 1700 hrs on 26 Nov 20. One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident: Indian Navy
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