Sea Harrier crashes in Goa, pilot safe

December 26th, 2007  

Topic: Sea Harrier crashes in Goa, pilot safe

Sea Harrier crashes in Goa, pilot safe
Frankie Fernandes

Monday, December 24, 2007 (Panaji)

Indian Navy's Sea Harrier fighter aircraft crashed while landing at the Dabolim Naval Air Station in Goa early on Monday.

The pilot of the jet was able to eject safely. Dabolim airport runway was closed till afternoon post the accident.

The Sea Harrier is the Navy's frontline fighter aircraft deployed onboard the aircraft carrier, the INS Viraat.

The Harrier, which has one of the highest crash rates among military aircraft flown in India, is considered a tricky aircraft to operate but remains the only carrier borne fighter jet that the Indian Navy operates.

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