2016-11-14 23:30:28 UTC
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
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