Indian Navy's MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashes over Arabian sea — one pilot recovered, search underway for the other

Indian Navy's MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashes over Arabian sea — one pilot recovered, search underway for the other
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Indian Navy on Friday confirmed that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft met with an accident at 5 pm on Thursday (November 26). The fighter plane crashed while operating from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya in the Arabian sea.

So far, one pilot has been rescued, and the search for the second pilot is still in progress. The authorities have also ordered an inquiry to investigate the incident.

“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 told ANI.

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This is the second reported incident of the MiG aircraft crash. Earlier this year, in February, an Indian Navy MiG aircraft crashed while conducting a routine sortie off the coast of Goa. However, the pilot of the aircraft ejected safely.

Indian Navy has a fleet of over 40 MiG-29K fighter aircraft based out of Goa and also operated from the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.


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