Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mig 21 crashed in Kangra, pilot killed

Shimla/New Delhi: A MIG -21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Wednesday in Patta Jatian village at Jawali area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh.
"On Wednesday afternoon a MiG-21 aircraft, which was on a routine sortie, crashed at 1321 hrs in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh," the IAF said.
The aircraft had got airborne from Air Force Station Pathankot at 1220 hrs. "The pilot sustained fatal injuries during the accident," it added. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to establish the cause of the accident.
Kangra SP Santosh Patial said the pilot, identified as Squadron leader Meet Kumar, had died in the accident.
Soon after the crash, air force choppers landed on the spot and started investigation.
18/07/18 UNI