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Russian Navy lose fighter aircraft in the Mediterranean
13:23, 5 December 2016
Russian Navy lose fighter aircraft in the Mediterranean

Su-33 fighter crashed upon attempt to land on aircraft carrier, - reporter

13:23, 5 December 2016

Sukhoi Su-33
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Russian fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-33 crashed in the Mediterranean, while trying to land on aircraft carrier ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’. Aviation expert David Cenciotti posted this in his blog at The Aviationist.

The pilot successfully ejected, landed on water and was brought back to the aircraft carrier.

According to the report, the carried-based multirole fighter crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions (visibility +10 kilometers, Sea State 4, wind at 12 knots): it seems that it missed the wires and failed to go around falling short of the bow of the warship.

It’s the second aircraft that the Russian Navy lost over the last month. Earlier, on November 14, MiG-29KR fighter crashed due to what Russia Defense Ministry has called a ‘malfunction’.  

Source: The Aviationist

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