Azerbaijani air force suspends all training flights following MiG-29 fighter jet crash
YEREVAN, JULY 26, ARMENPRESS. The Azerbaijani air force suspended all training flights by the order of the defense ministry due to the crash of MiG-29 fighter jet, the Azerbaijani media report citing the defense ministry.
“The Azerbaijani air force has temporarily suspended the training flights until revealing the circumstances of the crash of MiG-29 fighter jet. At the same time, the combat duty is carried out as planned”, the official said.
The Azerbaijani MiG-29 fighter jet crashed near the capital Baku during a training flight.
The aircraft disappeared from radar at 22:00 on July 24. According to the preliminary reports, the plane is believed to have crashed into the Caspian Sea.
Search operations for the pilot have launched.
Investigation is underway.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan