Moscow, – A Russian Sukhoi-33 fighter jet crashed in the Mediterranean while landing on Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement carried by TASS news agency.

The pilot who ejected from the plane remained alive, according to the ministry. “This is very tense, hard and heroic work,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

“After performing a combat mission over Syria a Sukhoi-33 fighter-jet overran the runway while trying to land on The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. The arresting cable’s rupture was the reason,” the ministry said in the statement.

The pilot ejected himself and was promptly taken on board the carrier by the search and rescue team.

“Deck aircraft keep performing their missions,” the statement added. The Russian aircraft carrier-led group keeps operating in the Mediterranean in accordance with the long voyage plan, TASS reported.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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