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MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivision of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district; pilot killed

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 July 2018, 15:33 IST

MiG-21 Indian aircraft coming from Punjab's Pathankot crashes in Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivision of Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district. Pilot is missing. Rescue team on the way.

The fighter pilot of the MiG 21 Indian aircraft reportedly killed after the jet crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district.

A MiG-21 aircraft, which was on a routine sortie crashed at 1321 hours in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The aircraft had got airborne from Air Force Station Pathankot at 1220 hours. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to establish the cause of the accident.

The accident took place after 1 pm. A rescue team is on the way to the site in Patta Jatiyan village where the MiG-21 fighter jet crashed.

The MiG-21 BIS is one of the older variations of the MiG-21 and one of the oldest variants of the fighter in service. The Indian Air Force has been the world's largest operator of the jet, the first variants of which entered service with the air force in the sixties.

 

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First published: 18 July 2018, 14:01 IST
 
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