Russian fighter jet crashes into Mediterranean
MEDITERRANEAN SEA — A Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean as it attempted to land on a Russian aircraft carrier, according to Russian state news agency Tass.
Citing the Russian Defense Ministry, Tass said the pilot of the MIG 29 ejected a few kilometers from the carrier, and was recovered safely.
Russian state media outlet Sputnik quoted a Defense Ministry statement blaming the accident on a technical problem. It’s unclear when the crash took place.
A flotilla of Russian naval vessels, including the Soviet-era aircraft carrier, arrived off the Syrian coast on Saturday.