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MiG 29k crashes after bird hit in Goa
By BDK Bureau | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 11/16/2019 3:18:23 PM
MiG 29k crashes after bird hit in Goa

Both Pilots safe

Goa: An Indian Navy Mig-29 crashed in Goa. Both pilots ejected safely. At about noon today, a MiG-29K twin seater aircraft, on a routine training sortie, encountered a flock of birds after take off from the naval  Air Base at Dabolim Goa.

According to navy spokesman, "The pilot observed that the left engine had flamed out and the right engine had caught fire. Attempts to recover the aircraft following the standard operating procedures were unsuccessful due to nature  of emergency".

The pilot, showing huge presence of mind, pointed the aircraft away from populated areas and both pilots ejected safely. An inquiry to investigate the cause of accident has been instituted by the Navy. The pilots Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav are safe and have been recovered. There has been no loss of life or damage to property on ground.

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