Navy’s MiG-29K jet crashes in Goa, pilots safe

[Dabolim: The debris of the MiG-29K fighter jet that crashed shortly after it took off on a training mission from INS HANSA at Dabolim in Goa, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. ( /PTI]

Panaji, Nov 16 : A MiG-29K trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed a short distance from the Dabolim international airport on Saturday after it suffered an engine fire, officials said.

The incident happened shortly after take-off.

The two pilots Captain M. Sheokhand and Lt. Cdr. Deepak Yadav have ejected safely.

“During a training mission, after take off from INS Hansa at Dabolim, a Mig 29k trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav ejected safely. @SpokespersonMoD,” the Indian Navy tweeted.

/IANS

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