On 22 May 2023, a Mig-29 Aircraft was on a routine training mission. While returning to Kalaikunda Airbase, ventral Drop Tank which is used to carry additional fuel got dislodged and fell into an unihabited forest near Kalaikunda airbase. There was no loss of life or damage to property. The drop tank has been located and is being brought to Kalaikunda in co-ordination with civil administration. Investigations are ON to find out the cause of the incident.The cause of the incident is being ascertained by a special team.
(From Defence Source).