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Search teams locate the remains of the Navy MiG-29K in the Arabian Sea, the pilot is still missing

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Indian Navy search and rescue teams on Sunday located some debris from the MiG-29K training plane that crashed in the Arabian Sea three days ago, even as efforts to locate the missing pilot continued, authorities said. Sunday.

The located debris includes the landing gear, turbocharger and some other parts of the aircraft, they said.

Several aircraft and warships have been deployed to the west coast of the country to locate the missing pilot.

“In addition to nine warships and 14 aircraft participating in the search efforts, the Indian Navy’s fast interceptor craft are also deployed to search the waters off the coast. In addition, the marine / coastal police are on the lookout and nearby fishing villages have been sensitized, ”said a Navy spokesperson.

The Russian-born two-seater trainer went down on Thursday after taking off from India’s only carrier INS Vikramaditya. While rescue teams were able to recover one of the pilots on Thursday, the second pilot, Commander Nishant Singh, remains missing.

Thursday’s accident was the fourth accident involving the MiG-29K maritime fighter fleet.

While the cause of the accident is not yet known, India’s leading auditor had found deficiencies in the cover hunt in 2016. These included problems with the engine, problems with the aircraft’s structure, and deficiencies in its fly-by-wire system.

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