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MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed today in Goa soon after it took off for a training mission, according to Indian Navy sources.
Both the pilots have been able to manage to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet.
Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal 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 also added, “Mig 29 trainer aircraft was flying from ashore (Goa). During recovery, there was a bird hit&fire on right engine was observed. Both pilots ejected and are safe. Aircraft crashed in open/ safe area. No casualties reported. Further details being ascertained.”
Capt M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Deepak Yadav who ejected were evacuated to safety.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the pilots. He tweeted, “Capt Mrigank and Deepak Yadav of the MiG-29K which crashed after the take-off from Goa today. It is a matter of great satisfaction that they managed to eject in time and both of them are safe. I pray for their good health and well-being.”
A MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa soon after it took off for a training mission, earlier today. Both the pilots managed to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet. pic.twitter.com/nUdsyWx1qs
— ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2019