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Caspian flotilla to search for Azerbaijan’s crashed MiG-29 aircraft

Christian Fernsby |
The Caspian flotilla will take part in the search for the crashed Azerbaijani MiG-29, head of the press service of the Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev said.

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"Specialists of the emergency rescue squad of the Caspian flotilla were sent to participate in joint activities to find the crashed MiG-29 aircraft of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces," RIA Novosti cited the statement as saying.

The search squad will include up to 50 people, the small hydrographic vessel Anatoly Guzhvin, the rescue towing vessel SB-45, equipped with the MMK-1-100 multi-purpose bottom-line continuous survey system.

It is also planned to use the Falcon remote-controlled underwater vehicle, the Super GNOM Pro underwater remote-controlled inspection complex and the Tiger uninhabited underwater vehicle in the search.

The approximate area of the search area is more than 600 square kilometres, the depth is up to 40 meters. The detachment of the Caspian flotilla expects to begin exploratory work in two days.

Two weeks ago, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense reported that a military plane disappeared from radar screens during a training flight and probably crashed into the Caspian Sea.

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