Birds cause Navy’s MiG 29K to crash in Goa, probe ordered

A flock of bird caused a MiG 29K fighter jet of the Indian Navy, which was on a training mission, to flameout and crash shortly after taking off in Goa on Saturday, officials said.

The pilots—Captain M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav—ejected and landed in a residential area in Verna village close to the navy enclave in south Goa and were recovered safely.

“During a training mission, after take off from INS HANSA at Dabolim a Mig 29k trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav ejected safely (sic),” the navy tweeted initially.

Source: Hindustan Times

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