Visakhapatnam: A fuel tank from Indian Navy’s fighter jet MiG-29K accidentally fell down while taking off from the naval station INS Dega in the coastal city in Andhra Pradesh today.
According to Eastern Naval Command spokesman there was a minor fire on the runway after the incident tales place which was immediately put off by the ground staff.
The official told media persons, “Nobody was injured in the incident. There was no damage to runway or the aircraft.”
The MiG-29K dropped off the second fuel tank from the other wing to maintain balance and continued its routine training sortie and while landing back.
He said, “The aircraft continued with its training mission and while returning back, as per the standard operating procedure jettisoned the second fuel tank to maintain stability. The empty fuel tank fell on an empty road. There were no injuries to anybody or any damage there as well.”
The Navy ordered an investigation into the incident.
Official informed that the incident occurred around 10 a.m. when the aircraft was taking off for routine training mission.