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Goa airport was closed temporarily on Saturday. Photo: ANI/Twiiter
Goa airport was closed temporarily on Saturday. Photo: ANI/Twiiter

Goa airport closed temporarily after a MiG-29K aircraft drops fuel tank

  • A portion of the main runway of the Goa airport caught fire today
  • 'All efforts are on to resume flight services at the airport as soon as possible,' Navy spokesperson said

New Delhi: The Goa airport was closed temporarily on Saturday 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.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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