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MiG-29K Crashes Off Goa, Pilot Safe: Indian Navy

Panaji: A MiG-29Ok plane of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea off the Goa coast on Sunday morning, the Navy stated.

The pilot ejected safely, a Navy spokesman stated, including that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

The plane was on “routine training sortie” when it crashed off the Goa coast round 10.30 am, he stated.

“The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely and has been recovered. An enquiry to investigate the incident has been ordered,” the spokesman stated in a tweet.

The dual-engine, single-seater plane developed a “technical snag” as a result of which it crashed, he informed PTI.

The plane had flown from the INS Hansa base at Vasco in South Goa.

That is the second mishap of MiG-29Ok plane in Goa within the final three months.

On November 16 final yr, a MiG-29Ok coach plane crashed outdoors Verna village in South Goa district. Each the pilots had then ejected safely.

(PTI)

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