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Russian Carrier loses a Bird.
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Vaughn Simon
2016-11-14 23:30:28 UTC
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"MOSCOW — A Russian fighter jet crashed off the Syrian coast on Monday
while trying to land on an aging aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean,
Russian military officials said.

The Russian Defense Ministry blamed a technical failure for the crash of
the jet, a MIG-29, according to a ministry statement carried by the
Interfax news agency. The pilot, who was the only one in the jet,
ejected safely and was picked up by a rescue team, the statement said.

The ministry’s statement did not specify whether the airplane had
crashed on the carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, or into water."

Source: New York Times, NOV. 14, 2016

Entire Article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/world/middleeast/russian-jet-crash-kuznetsov.html?_r=0
Jim Wilkins
2016-11-15 13:12:16 UTC
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"MOSCOW - A Russian fighter jet crashed off the Syrian coast on
Monday while trying to land on an aging aircraft carrier in the
Mediterranean, Russian military officials said.
The Russian Defense Ministry blamed a technical failure for the
crash of the jet, a MIG-29, according to a ministry statement
carried by the Interfax news agency. The pilot, who was the only one
in the jet, ejected safely and was picked up by a rescue team, the
statement said.
The ministry's statement did not specify whether the airplane had
crashed on the carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, or into water."
Source: New York Times, NOV. 14, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/world/middleeast/russian-jet-crash-kuznetsov.html?_r=0
https://news.usni.org/2016/11/14/russian-carrier-mig-29k-fighter-crashes-mediterranean-shows-potential-gaps-capability
"At one point, for unknown reasons, one of the fighters turned back to
the carrier and crashed while on approach to the carrier, the official
said."

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