Goa: MiG 29K crashes, pilot ejects safely

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As per the recent reports, a Navy MiG 29K fighter jet reportedly met with an accident and catches fires inside the INS Hansa naval base in Goa.

It was reported to the first major mishap which took place recently in Goa.

While giving the statement to the reporters, Real Admiral Punit K Bahl, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area (FOGA) said, “The pilot is safe. When the pilot was taking off, there was some malfunction in the aircraft which we will have to investigate”.

It was learned that the incident took place due to the malfunction; the aircraft could not take off.

It was further added, “After that, the pilot descended from the canopy and he came out of the aircraft and there were little fire and smoke at the aircraft, which is now under the control”.

The incident occurred at the northern end of the runway at INS Hansa base which is also home to the Goa’s Dabolim airport.

The spokesperson said in a statement, “The fire on the aircraft is being extinguished”.

Following the incident, Operations at the airport were suspended after 12.30 pm, but soon resumed around 1.40 pm, an official said.

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