In a horrifying incident, MiG 29 K fighter of the Indian Navy was crashed very shortly after a took off as part of a regular training mission from the Dabolim of Goa. The pilots- Captain M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav, have managed to eject safely from this crash.
The official statement released by the Indian Navy stated that the plane and a trainer version of the fighter was hit by a group of birds and that resulted in a fire in the right engine and the left engine was also failed.
"At about 11.45 am this morning, a MiG twin-seater aircraft on a routine training sortie encountered a flock of birds after take off from INS Hansa air base at Dabolim, Goa. The pilot observed the left engine had flamed out and the right engine had caught fire," read the statement.
"Attempts to recover the aircraft were unsuccessful due to damage and low height. The pilot with his presence of mind pointed the aircraft away from populated areas and both pilots ejected safely. An inquiry has been instituted by the Navy. There is no loss of life or damage to property on ground," Indian Navy said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had spoken with both the pilots and they are fine. He took to Twitter to share this.
"It is a matter of great satisfaction that they managed to eject in time and both of them are safe. I pray for their good health and well being," read his Tweet.