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MiG-21 Fighter Jet Crashes In Himachal Pradesh, No News On Pilot

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KANGRA: A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force has crashed in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. It is unclear if the pilot managed to eject from the jet and survived.
The accident took place after 1 pm.

A video shows the wreckage of the jet which took off from Punjab’s Pathankot, a frontline Indian Air Force base. Visuals from the site of the accident showed the debris of the aircraft engulfed in flames, lying in what appears to be a field.

This is the second Indian Air Force fighter jet crash in two months. In June, an Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter-bomber crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch soon after take-off this morning, killing the pilot, senior Air Commodore.

The reason for today’s crash is not known yet.

Police and rescue teams are on the way to the site in Mehra Palli in Kangra’s Patta Jatiyan where the fighter jet crashed.

The MiG-21 BIS is 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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