Navy's MiG-29K fighter plane on training sortie crashes in Goa, pilot safe

Navy's MiG-29K fighter plane on training sortie crashes in Goa, pilot safe

This is the second Mig-29K crash in the past four months. File photo.

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, February 29

A MiG-29K fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed in the Arabian Sea off Goa coast on Sunday morning.

The crash took place around 10:30 am.

“The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered. An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered,” said the Navy spokesperson in a tweet.  

The twin engine, single-seater aircraft developed a “technical snag” due to which it crashed, he told PTI.

The aircraft had flown from the INS Hansa base at Vasco in South Goa.

This is the second mishap of MiG-29K aircraft in Goa in the last three months.

On November 16 last year, a MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashed outside Verna village in South Goa district. Both the pilots had then ejected safely.— with PTI

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