A Russian military MI-24 helicopter had crashed in Syria on December 31 , 2017, due to a technical fault, killing both pilots , Russian News Agencies cited the Ministry of Defence as saying on Wednesday.
The helicopter crashed en route to the Hama air base , RIA news said , quoting the ministry.
Similarly , a MiG-29 K fighter Aircraft of the Indian navy also crashed at an airport in India’ s western state of Goa, officials said .
The fighter jet overshot runway at Dabolim airport in Goa and caught fire .
However , a trainee pilot inside the MiG managed to eject from the aircraft well before it went into flames , officials said.
“ A MiG 29 K aircraft with under-trainee pilot goes off the runway while taking off at Goa airport . Pilot ejects to safety .
“ Fire aircraft being extinguished , ” an Indian navy spokesperson said.
Immediately after the accident , fire tenders were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire .
Officials said the firefighting operation was going on at the airport .
Following the incident , authorities closed the airport for flight operations .
“ External fire has been extinguished .
“ Efforts in hand to localise and extinguish an internal fire on board the MiG-29 K aircraft , ” the spokesman said.
Authorities are trying to resume the flight operation at the airport .
Reports said this was the first MiG -29 was lost by the Indian Navy which operated the jet off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
The jet, according to reports , will also be deployed off the INS Vikrant , the first indigenous aircraft carrier being built for the Indian navy.
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