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Goa airport closed temporarily in view of fire incident caused by drop tank of MiG-29K aircraft: Navy officials.

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 June 2019, 15:08 IST
Goa Fire

The Goa airport was closed temporarily on Friday afternoon following an incident of fire caused by a drop tank of a naval fighter aircraft, a Navy official said.

A portion of the main runway of the airport caught fire after a drop tank of a MiG-29K aircraft fell down from the jet while it was taking off, Navy spokesperson Capt D K Sharma said. He said the airport has been closed for a few hours following the incident that took place around 2 PM.

 

The Goa airport is used for both civilian and military aircraft. "All efforts are on to resume flight services at the airport as soon as possible," Sharma said.

-PTI

First published: 8 June 2019, 15:08 IST
 
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