In the first incident involving MIG-29ks, the fighter aircraft with a trainee pilot crashed while taking off the runway at Goa’s Dabolim airport on Jan 3.
According to the Indian Navy’s tweet, the pilot was safe.
The Navy spokesperson said, “External fire extinguished. Efforts in hand to localise & extinguish internal fire onboard the MiG 29 k aircraft.”
“The pilot has ejected to safety. Fire on the aircraft is being extinguished,” a Navy officer said.
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) January 3, 2018
Normal flight operations were suspended due to the accident.