Azerbaijani MiG-29 Fighter Crashes Into Caspian Sea, Pilot Missing

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Azerbaijani MiG-29 Fighter Crashes Into Caspian Sea, Pilot Missing
MiG-29 fighter jet belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force

A MiG-29 fighter belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force on a routine training flight crashed into the Caspian sea on Wednesday, the defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

"On 24 July, at about 22:00, a MiG-29 plane of the Azerbaijani Air Force, which was conducting a training flight, suddenly disappeared from the radar. According to a preliminary version, the plane crashed and fell into the Caspian Sea,” the military announced.

Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry urgent measures were being implemented to find and rescue the pilot. A new commission to probe the incident has also been created by the ministry.

According to a World Military Aircraft Inventory report published in 2014, the country had at least 13 MiG-29s in operational use.

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