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MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 7/18/2018 4:42:57 PM
MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing
People gather at the site where a MiG-21 aircraft crashed in Patta Jattian village of Himachal Pradesh''s Kangra district, on July 18, 2018.

Shimla: A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.The pilot was reported missing and a court of inquiry has been ordered.

Kangra Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial told reporters that the aircraft crashed in Patta Jatian village in Jawali area around 1.30 p.m. The pilot's whereabouts are being ascertained, Patial said.The accident spot is around 70 km from district headquarters Dharamsala.

According to IAF officers, the MiG-21 had taken off from the Pathankot IAF station.Two IAF choppers had landed at the site and airmen were carrying out an investigation. On June 5, an IAF Jaguar fighter jet had crashed in Kutch in Gujarat soon after takeoff, killing the pilot.


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भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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