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Azerbaijani Air Force aircraft crashes into Caspian Sea

A MiG-29 plane of the Azerbaijani Air Force has crashed during a training flight, a search operation to rescue the pilot is underway, TASS reports.

“On July 24 at around 22:00 local time (21:00 Moscow time), contact was suddenly lost with a MiG-20 aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, which was performing a training mission at night. It disappeared from radar screens,” TASS quoted the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry as saying.

According to a preliminary version, the warplane crashed and fell into the Caspian Sea.

A search and rescue operation is underway. Commission has been set up to investigate the cause of the crash.

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