US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The Su-27 fighter of the Russian Aerospace Forces disappeared from radar screens over the Black Sea, 50 km from Feodosia in the Crimea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
“On March 25, at about 20:10 in the Black Sea, 50 km from Feodosia, during scheduled flights, the mark on the screens of objective controls from the Su-27 fighter disappeared. At 20:11, an emergency radio beacon signal was recorded in the area,” they said department.
According to preliminary data, the plane crashed into the sea, specified in the Ministry of Defense.
To search for and rescue the pilot, the forces and means of the search and rescue services of the Southern Military District were quickly raised to the area of the beacon: the An-26 plane and the Mi-8 helicopter.
“The search for a pilot in the area of operation is complicated by difficult weather conditions,” the ministry said.
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