- The Goa airport is shut after the accident and firefighting is in progress
- Navy’s MiG-29K fighter aircraft overshoots runway at Goa airport, pilot ejects safely
PANAJI: A MiG-29 K fighter jet of the navy overshot the runway at Goa airport and crashed today. The pilot, a trainee, managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which caught fire after crashing.
The operations at the airport located inside the naval base resumed after a brief halt, a senior airport official said, adding that firefighting is in progress. Goa airport operates from the naval base INS Hansa.
A statement from the Defence Ministry spokesperson said the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned by a trainee pilot, veered off runway this afternoon.
Some flights were delayed at G