Fox News channel reported the collapse of the Russian aircraft off the coast of Syria. According to two American officials, we are talking about the MiG-29 that took off from the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”.
According to interlocutors of the channel, Sunday, November 13, the crashed airplane took off in groups of three fighters. During the flight from one of the MiG-29 had technical problems, and then he turned in the direction of the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, says the channel.
As claimed by Fox News, the fighter fell into the water while attempting landing. To the crash site was sent to the Russian rescue helicopter that picked up the pilot and parachute. At the moment the fate of the pilot unknown, said channel member of the American intelligence.
The representative of the press service of the defense Ministry stated that the Ministry “saw the message” of the crashed MiG, but he was not able to quickly comment on the situation, promising to give an answer later