"The pilot was ejected safely... the pilot is reported to be in a stable condition," the Indian Navy said in a statement.
An MiG 29K fighter aircraft crashed over sea off Goa coast after it developed a technical malfunction. The aircraft was on a routine sortie and returning to a base when the incident happened, news agency ANI reported.
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"The pilot was ejected safely... the pilot is reported to be in a stable condition," the Indian Navy said in a statement. A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been ordered to investigate the cause of the incident, the navy was quoted as saying.
Earlier in July this year, an MiG-21 trainer aircraft had crashed in Rajasthan, killing two pilots - Wing Commander M Rana and Flight Lieutenant Advitiya Bal.
"A twin seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air base in Rajasthan," the Indian Air Force (IAF) had then said in a statement.
In March, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhat had said in the Rajya Sabha that 42 defence personnel were killed in accidents involving aircraft and helicopters of the three services in the last five years. The total number of air accidents in the last five years was 45, out of which 29 involved IAF's platforms.
First Published: IST