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9 Warships, 14 Planes Deployed To Search Missing MiG-29K Pilot: Navy

Panaji: 9 warships, 14 plane in addition to Indian Navy quick interceptor craft have been deployed to hint the lacking pilot of a MiG-29Okay coach plane which ditched mid-sea off Goa on November 26, the Indian Navy mentioned on Sunday.

The Navy assertion additionally mentioned that some particles of the crashed fighter jet was recovered in the course of the search course of.

“The Indian Navy’s search and rescue effort to locate the second pilot of the MiG-29K trainer aircraft which ditched off Goa on Nov 26, continues with extensive deployment of naval ships and aircraft,” the assertion mentioned.

“Some debris of the aircraft including landing gear, turbo charger, fuel tank engine and wing engine cowling have been located,” it added.

“In addition to nine warships and 14 aircraft engaged in the search efforts, naval Fast Interceptor Craft are also deployed to search waters along the coast. Further, the marine and coastal police are on the lookout and nearby fishing villages have been sensitised,” the assertion mentioned.

One other pilot who was additionally onboard the ill-fated airplane was rescued quickly after the mishap, which occurred mid-sea. The MiG-29Okay plane was working from on board plane provider INS Vikramaditya, off Goa.

(With IANS Inputs)

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