MiG 29K Fighter Jet Of Indian Navy Crashes Over Sea In Goa, Pilot Ejects Safely, Navy Informs


A MiG 29K fighter jet of the Indian Navy crashed over sea during a routine sortie off the coast of Goa, officials said, according to news agency ANI.

The pilot ejected safely and was rescued after a quick search and rescue operation. According to the most recent information, the pilot is in good health.

The Navy reported the incident on Twitter. "While returning to base, a MiG 29K on a routine sortie over the sea off the coast of Goa developed a technical malfunction. The pilot ejected safely and was recovered in a quick SAR operation. The pilot reported that he was in good health,” Indian Navy official spokesperson tweeted.

A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been ordered to examine the cause of the incident. 

There have been a number of chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh in recent years, with severe weather being the primary cause of the majority of them. Since 2010, six helicopter crashes in the Northeast state have claimed the lives of nearly 40 people. Dorjee Khandu, a former chief minister, is one of them.

A second Army Cheetah helicopter crashed near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in March. The pilot died in the accident, and the co-pilot was seriously injured.