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Indian Navy’s MiG-29 crashes at sea, one pilot found, search for another continues

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Nov. 27, 2020, 10:09 a.m.

Pawan Mishra, New Delhi: A MiG-29K trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy took off at 5 pm on Thursday, after which it crashed into the Arabian Sea. 

One pilot has been recovered after the accident and the search for another pilot is on.

The plane crashed into the Arabian Sea. This is the third crash of a MiG 29K aircraft of the Indian Navy in the last 12 months.

“A MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashed into the sea at around 5 pm on 26 November. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident,” an Indian Navy spokesman said. 

On November 16, an Indian Navy MIG trainer aircraft crashed outside a village in Goa. Indian Navy flag officer Goa, Rear Admiral Philip George Poynmutil, said the two pilots had safely disengaged themselves from the aircraft.

The official said that the aircraft was on a regular training sortie when the accident occurred. A villager had said that the plane crashed around noon on a rocky plateau on the outskirts, 15 km from the state capital.

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