The Indian Navy’s MiG-29Ok coach plane crashed into the ocean on Thursday after which one pilot has gone lacking and one pilot has been recovered, officers mentioned. The naval power on Friday confirmed that the accident occurred at 5 pm on Thursday.
“One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot,” officers mentioned.
An inquiry has been ordered to research the incident, Navy officers mentioned, including that extra particulars concerning the crash are awaited.
The officers confirmed that the jet had taken off for a sortie from India’s solely plane provider INS Vikramaditya. MiG-29Ok – the Russian-origin fighter planes – function from the deck of INS Vikramaditya, which had taken half within the latest Malabar naval drills involving the Quad navies of US, Australia, India and Japan within the northern Arabian sea.
The Indian Navy additionally plans to deploy these fighters on the indigenous plane provider (IAC), Vikrant, being constructed on the state-owned Cochin Shipyard.
(With inputs from Hindustantimes)