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Video: Mig-29K aircraft goes off runway at Goa airport, catches fire; pilot ejects safely

A Mig-29K aircraft with an under-trainee pilot went off the runway while taking odd at the Goa Airort today, Indian Navy said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Panaji [ Updated: January 03, 2018 13:55 IST ]
Indian Navy's Mig-29K aircraft - File Photo
Indian Navy's Mig-29K aircraft - File Photo

A Mig-29K aircraft with an under-trainee pilot went off the runway while taking odd at the Goa Airort today, Indian Navy said. 

The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft, which caught fire immediately after.

Arrival and departure of civilian flights at the Goa airport were delayed due to the incident, Goa airport director B C H Negi said. 

The airport is located inside the naval base. 

"All flights are likely to be delayed at Goa Airport as the runway is closed for operations due to Indian Navy's urgent operational requirements," Goa airport authorities said on Twitter. 

The incident took place around 12 noon and efforts were on to extinguish the flames. 

Eyewitnesses said the aircraft veered off the runway before it could take off. 

Flag Officer Commanding Goa Area Punit Behl confirmed the incident, but said more details would be known later.

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