Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet crashes in Goa under unknown circumstances. The pilot ejected safely.
The MiG 29k aircraft was conducting a routine training sortie off the coast of Goa when it crashed at around 10.30 am on Sunday.
The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and was rescued.
Releasing a statement on the incident, the India Navy said, “An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered.”
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The twin-engine, single-seater aircraft developed a “technical snag” due to which it crashed. The aircraft had flown from the INS Hansa base at Vasco in South Goa.
The crash comes three months after another MiG 29k crashed outside a village in Goa in November 2019.
The Indian Armed Forces currently use over 900 Russian military aircraft.
The Goa airport is used for both civilian and military aircraft.
According to data tabled in the recent budget session of the Goa Assembly, every ten days, at least one aircraft landing or taking off at Goa’s Dabolim international airport faces dangers involving birds or stray dogs near the runway.