Goa airport reopens 2 hours after fuel spills from MiG 29K aircraft on runway


Radhika Dhawad | Jun 8, 2019 16:23

Goa airport reopened after all flight operations were suspended for two hours after fuel fell on the runway of the airport.
Image tweeted by ANI

All flight operations at Dabolim International Airport at Goa were suspended for two hours after fuel fell on the runway of the airport. The fuel fell from the detachable tanker attached to a MiG29K aircraft on Saturday without causing any major damages. However, the airport operations commenced at around 4 pm today.

“Due to jettisoned fuel tank on the runway during MiG sortie the operations are closed for two hours at Goa airport. Pl bear with us,” Airport Authority of India (AAI) Goa tweeted on its official Twitter handle on Saturday afternoon.

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“These are external fuel tanks outfitted to aircraft in order to enable them to cover more distance. One such tank attached to a MiG-29K got jettisoned off the jet during a sortie and landed on the runway,” the spokesperson told IANS.

The airport is operated from Indian naval base INS Hansa located in the South Goa district.