American media with reference to official sources report that on 13 November, the return to the “Admiral Kuznetsov” due to technical problems fell into the sea carrier-based fighter MiG-29KUB. According to Fox-News http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/14/russian-fighter-jet-crashes-near-its-aircraft-carrier-in-mediterranean-us-officials-say.html using to military sources, after a flight of three MiG-29 in the direction of the Syrian territory, one of the machines has a problem and the plane turned in the direction of the carrier, but before the deck has not held up and was forced to splash down. According to preliminary information https://defence.ru/editors-choice/smi-rossiya-strah poteryala-mig-29k-v-sredizemnom-more/, the pilot survived and was raised from the water using the helicopter deck.
The defense Ministry promised http://www.rbc.ru/politics/14/11/2016/5829e2079a7947b47a6c4299 to comment on the situation later.
The British magazine Combat Aircraft reported the accident of the Russian carrier-based fighter MiG-29КУБР from the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” near the coast of Syria. According to sources, the plane crashed into water near aircraft carrier during training missions. The accident occurred on 13 November at about 17:30 GMT. As reported in the blog The Aviationist journalist David Celotti, the pilot ejected safely. According to Celotti that crashed MiG performed the flights in the composition of the trio.
It is Officially confirmed that the pilot is all right.
With the deck fighter MiG-29K while conducting a training flight while landing a few kilometers to the cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov” the accident occurred, reported “Interfax” on Monday in Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry. The defense Ministry stressed that the pilot ejected, to his health threatens nothing.
“While conducting a training flight due to technical malfunction while landing a few kilometers before the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” there was an accident with the deck fighter MiG-29K”, – reported in the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation. “The pilot ejected and the forces of the rescue services was brought on Board the “Admiral Kuznetsov”, – said the Russian defense Ministry, adding that the pilot is ready to execute tasks.
The defense Ministry also said that Russian naval aircraft carrier group in the Mediterranean sea is on track, despite the incident with the MiG-29K. “Flight deck aircraft continues in accordance with the objectives,” – said in the Department of information and mass communications of the Russian defense Ministry.