New Delhi: Goa airport was shut for a few hours due to a fire caused by a drop tank of MiG 29K, which got detached while taking off.

After the initial shut down, flight operations have resumed in Goa Airport, sources 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 was 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.