Navy's fighter plane MiG-29K crashes, pilots eject safely

16 Nov 2019 06:25 PM

In a tragic incident, a MiG-29K fighter plane belonging to Indian Navy crashed at Verna on Saturday afternoon. Navy officials said that the cause of crash was fire in the planes engine. The two pilots however managed to eject and landed safely. But the plane was a total write-off. The plane was on a training mission and had taken off from INS Hansa.

The Navy said that MiG-29K a twin seater aircraft took off from INS Hansa Air Base at Dabolim for a routine training.

While, the jet was air-bone a flock of birds hit the engines of the jet. The pilot observed the left engine had flamed out and the right engine had caught fire.

The pilot pointed the aircraft away from populated areas and both pilots ejected safely out of the jet. The jet was piloted by Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav.

The pilots were given assistance by the Verna locals after they landed and then shifted to hospital. There was no loss of life or damage to property on ground.

Reporter: Sandeep Tuenkar | Desk: Sameep Narvekar

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