An Indian Navy MiG-29K twin seater trainer aircraft crashed in Goa today during a routine training sortie. The crashed happened due to hit of flock of birds.
Official Statement of Indian Navy about this MiG-29K crash:
“At about noon on 16 Nov 2019, 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. 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.”
After the Crash, few videos are emerging where a pilot can be seen saying ” Ejection ho gaya yaar…Zara captain ka number de de..(Buddy, Ejection took place, give me the number of Captain..)”
Another video shared by the Local villagers where both pilots can be seen ejecting with the help of Parachutes.
A Beach-goers also captured the flaming out Indian Navy MiG-29K right after the bird-hit this morning.
Scary stuff. Beachgoers capture the flaming out @IndianNavy MiG-29K right after the bird-hit this morning and just before plunged into the ground in Verna, Goa. (Via @goa365tv1) pic.twitter.com/LAQQaE8NEQ— Livefist (@livefist) November 16, 2019
Capt M Sheokhand and Lt Cdr Deepak Yadav after the Crash