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Indian MiG-29 catches fire at Goa airport after leaving runway on takeoff

An Indian MiG-29K aircraft caught fire after leaving the runway while taking off at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport, a statement from the Indian Ministry of Defence said.

The trainee pilot safely ejected, the Wednesday, January 3 statement added.

The aircraft was taking off from Naval Air Station Hansa, which shares a runway with the civilian Goa airport.

According to NDTV, the plane overshot the runway and is the first MiG-29 to be lost by the Indian Navy.

The airport was closed for around two hours and some flights delayed due to the incident, airport director BCH Negi said, india.com reported.

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