In a major accident, a MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa soon after it took off for a training mission on Saturday. Meanwhile, both the pilots have managed to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet.
Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal briefed media about the incident. He said, "The MiG-29K trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Captain M Sheokhand and Lt Commander Deepak Yadav ejected safely."
The Indian Navy officials revealed that the Mig 29 trainer aircraft was flying from ashore (Goa). During recovery, there was a bird hit and fire in the right engine was observed. Aircraft crashed in open/safe area.
Further details are being ascertained.