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Navy jet MiG-29k crashes in Goa, probe ordered to look into lapses

An Indian Navy MiG-29K aircraft, on a routine training sortie, crashed in Goa on Sunday. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely.

An Indian Navy MiG aircraft crashed while conducting a routine sortie in Goa on Sunday. According to officials, no casualties have been reported in the crash.

The MiG 29k aircraft was conducting a routine training sortie off the coast of Goa when it crashed at around 10.30 am on Sunday.

The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and was rescued.

Releasing a statement on the incident, the India Navy said, “An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered.”

The crash comes three months after another MiG 29k crashed outside a village in Goa in November 2019.

On November 16, an Indian Navy MIG trainer aircraft crashed outside a village in Goa. The aircraft crashed on a rocky plateau on the outskirts of Verna, 15 km from the state capital Panaji and a major tragedy was averted as the pilot pointed the aircraft away from populated areas. Even then, both the pilots had ejected safely.

The November 2019 crash occurred when the left engine flamed out while the right engine of the aircraft caught fire due to bird hit.

Another MiG-29k aircraft crashed in Goa in January 2018. The aircraft veered off the runway and crashed inside the INS Hamsa base. The trainee pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which caught fire. Arrival and departure of civilian flights at the Goa airport were delayed due to the incident.

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