An Indian Air Naval fighter plane MiG-29K crashed in Goa near Dabolim International Airport on Saturday. An official said that two pilots managed to get out safely. The plane crashed after it took off for a training mission.The aircraft suffered an engine fire.
Currently the South Goa district officials and Indian military forces are trying to locate the aircraft debris near Verna plateau in South Goa district. The reasons for the failure of the MiG-9’s engine is estimated as a bird hit. After which fire on the right engine was observed.
“During deceleration, the aircraft veered off the end of runway and caught fire. The pilot jettisoned the canopy and egressed the aircraft safely,” a defence spokesperson said in an official statement. The aircraft was costing nearly Rs 400, completely destroyed :source.
This is the first crash of a MiG-29K, an aircraft introduced into the Indian Navy in 2009. The Navy have 45 MiG-29Ks in two different squadrons, including four trainer aircraft.
Although the plane crash was sever, the pilots managed to jump and save there lives.