MiG-29K crash: Search-and-rescue effort on to locate second pilot

Team India Sentinels Sunday 29th of November 2020 11:01 PM

New Delhi: Indian Navy's search-and-rescue effort to locate the second pilot of the MiG-29K trainer aircraft which ditched off Goa on November 26 continues with extensive deployment of naval ships and aircraft.

Some debris of the aircraft including landing gear, turbo charger, fuel tank engine and wing engine cowling have been located, Indian Navy spokesman Commander Vivek Madhwa said.

In additon to nine warships and 14 aircraft engaged in the the search efforts, an Indian Navy's fast interceptor craft have also been deployed to search waters along the coast.

Further, the marine/coastal police are on the lookout and nearby fishing villages have been sensitised, he said.

On Thursday, Indian Navy’s trainer aircraft MiG-29K crashed over Arabian Sea. It was the third crash of a MiG-29K in a year.

The trainer aircraft was operating from INS Vikramaditya.

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