10:41 GMT10 July 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The location of body fragments of both pilots of the crashed L-39 combat training aircraft has been identified, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

    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.

    "The location of body fragments of both pilots was identified following search operations at the crash site of combat trainer L-39," the ministry said in a statement.

    READ MORE: Both Pilots of Crashed L-39 Combat Trainer Still Missing

    A rescue boat from the Russian Black Sea fleet has been sent to the crash site to recover large fragments of the aircraft, the statement added.


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