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Operations at Goa Airport resume after fire in a fuel tank dropped by MiG-29 disrupts flights

Goa Airport was temporarily shut down on Saturday after a portion of the main runway caught fire after a drop tank of a MiG-29K aircraft fell down from the jet while it was taking off.

The minor fire was caused due to the fuel spillage. Both the pilot and the aircraft are safe.

The operations at the Goa Airport were suspended and emergency services were called in to re-operationalise the runway. While a few civil and commercial flights were diverted or delayed, proactive liasion with Air Authority of India and other airfields ensured minimal disruption.

No one was injured during the incident. The flight operations have now been resumed at the Goa Airport.

Earlier, Navy spokesperson Capt DK Sharma said the incident took place around 2 pm.

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