[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.