New Delhi (NVI): Search operations are still underway for a Navy pilot who went missing after a MiG-29K trainer aircraft operating at sea crashed off Goa on Thursday. The search continues with extensive deployment of naval ships and aircraft.
“Indian Navy’s Search and Rescue effort to locate the second pilot of the MiG-29K trainer aircraft which ditched off Goa on 26 Nov 20 continues with extensive deployment of naval ships and aircraft,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.
Officials said that some debris of the aircraft including landing gear, turbo charger, fuel tank engine and wing engine cowling have been located.
One pilot was rescued when the Navy’s trainer aircraft crashed on Thursday, while search for the second pilot is on.
“In additon to nine warships and 14 aircraft engaged in the the search efforts, Indian Navy’s Fast Interceptor Craft are also deployed to search waters along the coast. Further, the Marine/Coastal police are on the lookout and nearby fishing villages have been sensitised,” the Navy said.