Air Warfare

Russian Su-27 goes missing over Black Sea

26th March 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that at 20:10 on 25 March, a Russian Aerospace Forces Su-27 fighter jet disappeared from radar above the Black Sea. The incident occurred approximately 50km from Feodosia, Crimea.

According to an MoD statement: ‘An emergency radio beacon was activated in the area at 20:11… Adverse weather conditions in the area complicate the search for the pilot.’

The Russian Air Force dispatched an An-26 aircraft and an Mi-8 helicopter from the Southern Military District to the area to conduct a SAR mission.

The Black Sea Navy has also deployed a corvette to search for the wreckage. 

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