11:23 GMT09 April 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The information about a signal of a radio beacon of an emergency buoy in the area of searches for the pilot of the Russian Su-27 fighter jet, which crashed on Wednesday, has not proven true, the Defence Ministry said.

    "The information about a radio beacon signal, registered by rescue serviced, has not proven true during supplementary exploration of the suspected location of the Su-27 emergency buoy," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that the search continues.

    According to preliminary information, the Su-27 crashed in the Black Sea on Wednesday during a scheduled flight.

    The search for the pilot is complicated by tough weather conditions. The Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation said earlier in the day that a radio beacon signal was registered in the Black Sea, bringing hope that the pilot may be there.

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    search and rescue, plane crash, Russia, Su-27
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