After a MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashed into the sea on Thursday, an Indian navy pilot has been reported missing since.
The accident occurred at 5:00 pm and as per the Indian publication, one of the pilots has been rescued.
“One pilot recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot,” the report said quoting officials.
The publication reported that an inquiry into the accident has been ordered by the Indian Navy.
Officials told the publication that the jet had taken off for a sortie from India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
It should be mentioned that the Russian-origin MiG-29K planes operate from the deck of INS Vikramaditya. Recently, the ship had participated in the Malabar naval drills involving the Quad navies of the US, Australia, India, and Japan in the northern Arabian sea.
Earlier this year, the MiG-29K fighter jet had crashed near Goa. The pilot of the aircraft managed to eject safely.
“Today morning at around 1030h a MiG-29K aircraft on a routine training sortie crashed off Goa. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has recovered,” a Navy spokesperson said in a statement.