Azerbaijan: Fighter jet crashes in training flight

An Azerbaijani fighter jet crashed near the capital Baku during a training flight, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

The MIG-29 disappeared from radar at 10.00 p.m. (1800GMT) late Wednesday, the ministry said in a written statement.

The plane is believed to have crashed in the Caspian Sea, and search and rescue efforts for the pilot have been initiated, the ministry added.