Indian Navy’s MiG-29K Skids Off Runway at Goa Airport, Pilot Ejects Safely

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Indian Navy’s MiG-29K Skids Off Runway at Goa Airport, Pilot Ejects Safely

The Navy spokesperson said the aircraft caught fire after it veered off the runway. The accident halted flight operations for almost two hours at Dabolim -- the only airport in Goa.

New Delhi, Jan 3: A MiG-29K fighter jet of the Indian Navy over shot the runway at Goa airport and caught fire on Wednesday. According to reports, a trainee-pilot, who was at the command of the fighter jet, ejected on time.

Emergency teams were pressed into service immediately after the pilot reported a fire on the aircraft.

The Navy spokesperson said the aircraft caught fire after it veered off the runway. The accident halted flight operations for almost two hours at Dabolim — the only airport in Goa.


The Indian Navy operates MiG-29Ks from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. India had placed orders for 16 MiG-29K in 2004 along with Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier from Russia. Gorshkov was later rechristened as INS Vikramaditya.

At present, the Navy operates 45 MIG-29K jets.