Body Of Vietnamese Su-30 Pilot and Debris Of Missing CASA Search Plane Found

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Body Of Vietnamese Su-30 Pilot and Debris Of Missing CASA Search Plane Found
A general view showing debris found after a Coast Guard plane CaSa-212 number 8983 reportedly crashed into the sea on June 16 with nine people on board. (STR/EPA)

The body of a pilot of Vietnamese SU-30 fighter jet that went missing early Tuesday morning has been found in waters off Nghe An province in central Vietnam on Friday.

Nguyen Xuan Duong, chairman of the Nghe An Provincial People's Committee, confirmed that the body found Friday is Tran Quang Khai, the other pilot of the fighter jet, Xinhua reported.

In a related situation, a CASA aircraft of Vietnam with nine people aboard lost contact Thursday while carrying out a searching mission for the SU-30 jet and Tran Quang Khai in waters off northern Vietnam.

Debris of the CASA aircraft has been recovered on Friday while the nine people's whereabouts remain unknown.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, the Russian-made SU-30 fighter jet of Vietnam's air forces with two pilots aboard disappeared from radar screen while carrying out a training mission offshore Vietnam's central Nghe An province, some 260 km south of capital Hanoi.

Nguyen Huu Cuong, one of the SU-30's two pilots, was rescued by local fishermen on Wednesday.

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