© Sputnik/ Anton Denisov Military & Intelligence 19:55 14.11.2016
Russian MIG-29K jet crashes in the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The pilot of the MIG-29 fighter jet ejected, his life is not in danger, the Russian Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry, technical fault was the reason for the incident during a training mission.
"An aviation accident with carrier-based fighter MIG-29K occurred during exercise flights as a result of a technical fault during the approach landing a few kilometers from the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft-carrying cruiser." The Russian group of warships in the Mediterranean continues scheduled activities after the incident. Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D fighters aboard the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov (File) Website Dover-Marina.com Aircraft of Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov Carrier Group Start Flights "The Russian aircraft carrier group continues its activity in the Mediterranean Sea as planned.
The flights of sea-based aviation continue." On November 12, the commander of the Admiral Kuznetsov said that aea-based jets of the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov which arrived in the Syrian coast heading a group of the Russian Northern Fleet's squadron started training flights.
On October 15, Russia's Northern Fleet’s press service said that a group of warships headed by the aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov accompanied by the Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser, the Severomorsk and Vice-Admiral Kulakov anti-submarine destroyer, and support vessels was sent to the Mediterranean to hold drills. MiG-29K (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-D) is Russia's new carrier-based fighter jet designed for destroying surface and ground targets. The jet has been modernized to 4++ generation.