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    Both Pilots of Crashed L-39 Combat Trainer Still Missing

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    MOSCOW October 19 (Sputnik) - Reports about allegedly discovery of one of the pilots of the crashed L-39 combat training aircraft alive are false, the search operation will continue on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    A Russian Aero L-39 Albatros combat trainer crashed off the coast of the Sea of Azov in south Russia's Krasnodar Territory during a scheduled training flight on Thursday.

    "Unfortunately, the information about the alleged discovery of one of the pilots of the L-39 aircraft that crashed… on October 18 alive is false," the ministry said in a statement.

    READ MORE: L-39 Trainer Jet Crashes in Russia's Krasnodar Territory — MoD

    The also statement said that the search operation in the area of the crash in the Azov Sea will resume in daylight hours [on Saturday].

    Earlier this month, the MiG-29 military jet crashed in a forest near the Russian capital. Both pilots catapulted before the aircraft crashed.

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