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An aircraft of the Indian Navy MiG- 29K has crashed near Goa while on a routine training sortie. The incident has taken place at 10:30 in the morning on the 23rd of February when the Indian Navy Aircraft was on a routine training sortie off the coast of Goa.
The pilot of the aircraft has managed to eject safely and was rescued and no casualties have been reported in the crash, as said by the officials.
The Indian Navy has released a statement on the incident where in it had been mentioned that an enquiry has been ordered for investigating the incident.
Indian Navy has posted a tweet mentioning the crash of MiG 29K aircraft which was on a routine training sortie.
FLASH.— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) February 23, 2020
Today morning at around 1030h a Mig 29k aircraft on a routine training sortie crashed off Goa. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered. An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered.@DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD
A technical snag has been developed by the twin- engine, single- seater aircraft due to which the crash has occurred.
Earlier, a MiG 29 K has crashed in the month of November in the last year. The aircraft has crashed outside a village in Goa.
On the 16th of November, a MIG trainer aircraft of the Indian Navy has crashed outside a village in Goa. It has been recorded that the crash has taken place on a rocky plateau on the outskirts of Verna which is said to be around 15 kilo meters from Panaji which is the capital city of Goa.
Captain M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav who were the pilots of the aircraft have manged to eject safely
The cause for the occurrence of crash in the month of November last year was said to be due to flaming out of the left engine while the right engine of the aircraft had caught fire due to getting hit by a flock of birds.
No casualties had been recorded as the pilots have managed to deviate the route to an open land away from the populated areas.
By Shrithika Kushangi