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MiG-29K trainer aircraft of Indian navy crashes into Arabian sea, pilot missing

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 14:38, November 27, 2020

NEW DELHI, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- A MiG-29K trainer fighter aircraft belonging to Indian navy crashed into the Arabian sea, following which a pilot went missing, officials said Friday.

Another pilot onboard was rescued.

The fighter jet crashed during a training mission on Thursday evening.

"A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea met with an accident at about 5:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday. One pilot has been recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot," reads a statement issued by Indian navy.

Meanwhile, navy has ordered an inquiry to investigate the incident.

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