According to Indian Navy sources, MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Goa soon after it took off for a training mission. Both the pilots have managed to eject safely. The aircraft involved in the crash was a trainer version of the fighter jet.
Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said, "The MiG-29K trainer aircraft suffered an engine fire. The pilots Captain M Sheokhand and Lt Commander Deepak Yadav ejected safely."
The Indian Navy also added, "Mig 29 trainer aircraft was flying from ashore (Goa). During recovery, there was a bird hit&fire on the right engine was observed. Both pilots ejected and are safe. Aircraft crashed in open/ safe area. No casualties reported. Further details being ascertained."