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Azerbaijani MiG-29 fell into the Caspian sea. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of defense of Azerbaijan.
The crash happened on Wednesday, July 24 at 22.00 local time (21.00 MSK). At this time the aircraft of the Azerbaijani air force made a training flight over the Caspian sea, however, suddenly disappeared from radar. Version of crash and fall into the sea is still preliminary.
At the moment a search is underway for a pilot of the victim of the crash. In addition, on behalf of the Minister of defense of Azerbaijan Zakir Hasanov, a Commission was established to investigate the causes of the disaster.
MiG-29 — the basis of fighter aviation of the air force of Azerbaijan. In service of the country are 16 MiG-29 and MiG-29UB received from Ukraine in 2007-2012. They were designed to replace 20 of the aircraft type MiG-25, inherited from Baku division of the Soviet heritage.
The MiG-29 series produced since 1982. In the USSR and Russia on their basis such modifications as, in particular, MiG-29K and MiG-35. The cost of one MiG-29 is estimated at $ 20 million.
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