Mig-29 jet crashes in Arabian Sea, order for investigation

The Indian Navy's MiG-29 trainer aircraft crashed in the Arabian Sea near Goa on Thursday evening. One aircraft pilot has been rescued after the crash while relief and rescue teams are on the lookout for another pilot.

The Navy has ordered a high-level investigation into the incident. According to naval officials, the incident of the MiG-29 trainer aircraft took place on Thursday evening around five o'clock in the Arabian Sea near Goa.

Two Navy pilots were present in this trainer aircraft operating from INS Vikramaditya, in which one pilot was rescued safely by the rescue team on Friday morning. Many relief and rescue teams are researching other pilots all-round.

INS Vikramaditya has just returned from participating in the much talked about Malabar exercise in the Arabian Sea. This is the third time MiG-29 aircraft have crashed in the past year.

In November last year, a MiG-29 crash occurred in Goa itself. After this, on February 23, another MiG plane crashed in Goa due to a collision with birds. However, in this accident both pilots managed to take the plane away from the population and escaped safely.