The Indian Navy has launched search operations through air and surface units to find the missing pilot but he hasn’t been found in over 20 hours.
One pilot was recovered while another one had gone missing after a MiG-29K trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea on Thursday. Search operations for the missing pilot are currently underway.
According to the Indian Navy, a MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating from the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya at the Arabian Sea met with an accident at about 5 pm on November 26.
A MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea met with an accident at about 1700 hrs on 26 November. One pilot has been recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” the Indian Navy said.
The Indian Navy has a fleet of over 40 MiG-29K fighter aircraft based out of Goa and also operated from the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.