Indian Navy MiG-29K Jet Crashes In Arabian Sea; One Pilot Recovered, Search Ops On For Co-Pilot

Indian Navy MiG-29K Jet Crashes In Arabian Sea; One Pilot Recovered, Search Ops On For Co-Pilot

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A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian Sea, ditched on Monday evening (26 November), officials said here on Friday.

One of the two pilots on board has been recovered while the other pilot is still missing.

A search operation by air and surface units is in progress to find the second pilot.

The government has ordered an inquiry into the incident which happened around 5 pm on Thursday and further details are awaited.

As per a Livefist report, this is the fourth time the Indian Navy has lost a MiG-28K jet airframe in less than four years.

In November 2019 a MiG-28K jet had crashed in Goa after suffering a bird hit shortly after takeoff from INS Hansa naval airfield in Dabolim. The two pilots had ejected safely.

In January 2019 a MiG-29KUB had overshot the runway in Goa during take-off. In June 2014, a MiG-29K had suffered damages to its undercarriage during a hard landing on INS Vikramaditya.

With Inputs From IANS

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