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Indian Air Force's MiG-21 aircraft crashes in Punjab

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, June 16, IRNA -- Indian Air Force’s (IAF) MiG-21 fighter aircraft has crashed near Halwara air base in Punjab on Tuesday.

The pilot who got airborne for routine flying training sortie ejected safely. There is no reported damage to civil property or life, said an official statement issued here.

The pilot had flown the plane from Pathankot air base for a routine armament training sortie at the range in Halwara when the mishap occurred.

With Tuesday's crash, the IAF has lost three fighter jet planes this year.

Meanwhile, a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1180022



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