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Navy aircraft fuel tanks fell on INS Dega and CISF quarters, no causalities

The accident that took place at 1000 hours, on the runway of INS Dega, while the MiG was taking off for a routine sortie, said Navy sources, causing a minor fire breakout. While there was no damage to the aircraft or the runway, a Board of Inquiry has been initiated into the incident

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 29 Aug 2016 12:32 PM GMT

Navy aircraft fuel tanks fell on INS Dega and CISF quarters, no causalities
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Vishakhapatnam: Pilots of a Navy MiG-29K escaped unhurt as the two external fuel tanks of the plane fell off separately at the naval air station INS Dega and near CISF quarters in Vishakhapatnam on Monday.

The accident that took place at 1000 hours, on the runway of INS Dega, while the MiG was taking off for a routine sortie, said Navy sources, causing a minor fire breakout.

While there was no damage to the aircraft or the runway, a Board of Inquiry has been initiated into the incident.

The second drop tank fell near the CISF quarters when the aircraft was coming back for landing. No damage to life and property was reported.

More Details awaited.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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