Indian Navy’s MiG-29K trainer aircraft has crashed into Arabian sea on Thursday evening, while endeavoring a regular training. The accident took place around 5 pm in the Arabian Sea, after which one pilot was saved by air and the other pilot has gone missing.
The accident took place around 5 pm in the Arabian Sea.(Representational image)
“One pilot has been recovered and search by air and surface units in progress for the second pilot. An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident,” an Indian Navy official said.
The Russian origin combat jet Mikoyan MiG-29K is a two seater fighter aircraft. And currently the Indian Navy has a fleet of over 40 MiG-29K fighter jets that are operated on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
This is the third accident of MiG-29K jets in the last one year. Earlier in February this year, MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed after being hit by birds over Goa and in November last year, another MiG-29K had crashed outside a village in South Goa district. The pilots had been ejected safely in both cases.