MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashes in Goa

  16 November 2019    Read: 639
MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashes in Goa

The aircraft involved in the crash was a training version of the fighter jet. Both pilots have managed to eject safely.

A MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa, India on Saturday, local authorities reported. The jet crashed in an open place near a church in Verna. 

The Indian Navy said in a statement, the MiG-29K aircraft suffered an engine fire during a training mission, after take-off from the INS HANSA naval air station at Dabolim. The pilots, Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav, ejected safely, the statement added. According to preliminary estimations, the right engine caught fire after a bird hit it.

A search and rescue operation is currently underway.

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