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Russian jet crashes near its aircraft carrier in Mediterranean
19:47, 14 November 2016
Russian jet crashes near its aircraft carrier in Mediterranean

The pilot managed to catapult. There is no official confirmation of the incident yet

19:47, 14 November 2016

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russian fighter jet MiG-29 crashed in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after launching from its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov near the coast of Syria. This is reported by Fox News with reference to two sources in American intelligence.

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Combat Aircraft journal also told about the catastrophe.

Three Russian MiG-29 fighter jets took off from their Soviet-era Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, and flew in direction of Syria. Once airborne, one of the Russian jets appeared to have mechanical difficulties and turned around in the direction of the aircraft carrier.

The Russian jet splashed down in water while attempting to land. A Russian rescue helicopter picked up a parachute and the pilot, who'd bailed out safely.

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