Second Russian Navy Jet Crashes Into The Mediterranean….
Posted On 08/12/2016
A Russian Navy jet has crashed into the Mediterranean while operating from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. The Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker jet reportedly crashed on Saturday, the second such incident involving Russian forces deployed in Syria.
The Aviationist reported that the plane crashed at its second attempt to land on the aircraft carrier in good weather conditions. The pilot ejected before the plane hit the water and he was later picked up by a Russian Navy search and rescue helicopter. It comes only weeks after a MiG-29K jet crashed on its way back to the carrier. It is a significant blow to Russia’s operations in Syria.