Sunday, November 17, 2019

Rajnath Singh Speaks To Pilots Who Ejected After Navy's Fighter Jet Crash In Goa

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday spoke to pilots - Captain M Sheokhand and Lieutenant Commander Deepak Yadav - who have ejected safely during the MiG-29 K twin-seater aircraft crash in Goa.
"Spoke to the pilots, Captain Mrigank Sheokhand and Deepak Yadav of the MiG-29K, which crashed after the take-off from Goa today. 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," Mr Singh said in a tweet.

Navy, in a statement, said, "At about noon today, a MiG-29K twin-seater aircraft, on a routine training sortie, met a flock of birds after take-off from INS Hansa Air Base at Dabolim Goa.

When the pilots observed the left engine had flamed out and the right engine had caught fire, they made attempts to recover aircraft but were unsuccessful due to damage and low height.
The pilots, showing the presence of mind, pointed the aircraft away from populated areas and ejected safely.
16/11/19 PTI/NDTV
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