A MiG-29K fighter aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed in Goa on Saturday after it took off for a training mission.
As per sources, "A MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa soon after it took off for a training mission. Both the pilots have managed to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet,"
The MiG-29K fighter jet had taken off from INS HANSA at Dabolim in Goa. During the recovery, a bird hit the right engine of the jet which caused and led to the crash of the MiG-29K. The fighter jet crashed in a safe area and no casualties, civilian or otherwise, have been reported. Further investigations are being done.
"The MiG-29K trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire.The pilots Captain M Sheokhand and Lt Commander Deepak Yadav ejected safely."
The Mikoyan MiG-29K is a Russian all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft developed by the Mikoyan Design Bureau. It was developed in the late 1980s from the MiG-29M and the Mikoyan describes it as a 4+ generation aircraft.