Indian Navy MiG 29K Crashed in Goa

“The pilot safely evacuated and was found during a quick SAR operation. According to reports, the pilot is doing well. BoI mandated to look into what caused the mishap, “Indian Navy claimed.

Off the coast of Goa, a MiG 29K fighter jet was doing a routine mission when it encountered a technical issue as it was making its way back to base. The aircraft crashed into the water. After a quick search and rescue operation, the pilot was located after successfully ejecting himself from the aircraft. The pilot is reported to be in stable condition.

Indian Navy MIG 29 Fighter Jet Crashed

A Board of Inquiry (BoI) has been mandated to look into the incident’s origins: Hindu Navy

The only organisation in the world that uses MiG-29K fighter planes is the Indian Navy. Along with the ship Admiral Gorshkov, which was eventually renamed the INS Vikramaditya, these aircraft were acquired from Russia.

When it comes to safety, the MiG-29Ks do not have a particularly impressive history. In order to assist operations from the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which was just recently commissioned in Kochi by the Prime Minister, the Indian Air Force is now thinking about buying 25–26 foreign fighter aircraft.

The MiG-29s are now based at INS Hansa, a naval installation close to Goa. In the year 2020, Nishant Singh, an Indian Navy pilot, perished after the MiG-29K he was piloting crashed into the Arabian Sea.

All About MIG 29K

The Mikoyan MiG-29K is a Russian all-weather carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft created by the Mikoyan Design Bureau. Its NATO reporting name is Fulcrum-D. From the MiG-29M, the MiG-29K was created in the late 1980s. It is referred to as a 4+ generation aircraft by Mikoyan.

The adoption of HOTAS (hands-on-throttle-and-stick) controls, the integration of RVV-AE (also known as R-77) air-to-air missiles, along with missiles for anti-ship and anti-radar operations, and several ground/strike precision-guided weapons are just a few features that set production standard MiG-29Ks apart from prototypes. Other features include a multi-function radar and several new cockpit displays.