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Several fragments of the fallen MiG-29K of the Indian Air Force were found near the coast of Goa


Special search brigades of the Indian Navy have found several fragments of the MiG-29K carrier-based fighter that has recently fallen into the Arabian Sea. The aircraft performed a scheduled flight during a naval exercise. He was part of the aircraft wing of the aircraft carrier "Vikramaditya".

Several wrecks of a combat vehicle were found off the coast of Goa (a state in western India).

Indian Navy spokesman:

The search for the missing pilot Nishant Singh continues with the involvement of ships and aircraft. In total, 9 warships, 14 aircraft and helicopters, as well as boats for monitoring the coastal waters are involved in the search operation.

According to the latest information, it was possible to find parts of the landing gear, fuel tank, wing and engine fragments.

The reports say that local fishermen have been informed about the incident so that they can, as far as possible, provide assistance during search and rescue operations.

Earlier it was reported that one of the crew members was rescued and taken to the hospital.

At the moment, exercises using MiG-29K fighters have been suspended. Earlier in the foreign press, materials have already appeared, where it is stated that the reason for the crash of the plane is related to its "technical condition". There is no official confirmation of these data. However, statements of this kind have already prompted individual Indian reporters to declare that "attention should be paid to the possibility of purchasing F / A-18 carrier-based fighters from the Americans." In other words, conclusions and suggestions come before the completion of the investigation.
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    1. Megatron
      Megatron 30 November 2020 08: 25
      The Hindus have a lower level of service quality for equipment.
      I remember they drowned our rented submarine right at the pier.
      Is the boat also to blame?
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        1. Megatron
          Megatron 30 November 2020 08: 32
          I say from the series "it is our own fault", and paid geese can also advise.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 30 November 2020 09: 05
        Quote: Megatron
        I remember they drowned our rented submarine right at the pier.

        In India, a diesel engine in India was removed from a platform (62 tons) with two cranes, local specialists. One crane broke down and the diesel hung for a week and the whole railway was still standing.
      3. bambambigalo
        bambambigalo 1 December 2020 10: 51
        Well, yes, well, yes .. And our MiG29 from "Kuznetsov" did not fall due to technical malfunctions quite recently?
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2020 10: 19
    conclusions and suggestions are received before the completion of the investigation.
    So it is not only in India. The media all over the world sin by haste and promotion of their own topic.
  3. agoran
    agoran 30 November 2020 20: 00
    The Indian Air Force leadership needs to seriously attend to the preparation of the flight and ITS.
    Otherwise, they will remain at the "broken trough" in the literal sense.