Russian Navy looses their aircraft in the Mediterranean again

18:40, 5 December 2016

Russian fighter aircraft Sukhoi Su-33 crashed in the Mediterranean, while trying to land on aircraft carrier ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’. The pilot successfully ejected, landed on water and was brought back to the aircraft carrier.

In spite of the favorable weather conditions, the aircraft is reported to have missed the wires and failed to go around falling short of the bow of the warship. The actual incident took place on December 3; however, the Russian Defense Ministry only confirmed the information today.

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’. The pilot survived.