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Aircraft crashes in Punjab's Nawanshahr, pilot ejects safely

An IAF spokesperson said an inquiry has been ordered to probe the cause of incident
Police personnel inspect the spot where a MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Chuharpur village of Nawanshahr district, Friday, May 8, 2020.

PTI   |     |   Published 08.05.20, 09:44 AM

A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Chuharpur village in Punjab's Nawanshahr on Friday after it developed a technical snag, officials said.

The pilot ejected safely and has been rescued, they said.

An IAF fighter jet crashed into the fields of the village, Nawanshahr deputy commissioner Vinay Bublani said.

The crash took place around 10.30am, the officials said.

An IAF spokesperson said the Mig-29 aircraft was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar.

'The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft,' he said.

The official said the pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.


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