Kangra: MIG-21 Fighter Jet Crashes; Pilot Missing; and Rescue Teams Are On the Way
A MIG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Patta Jatian village in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.
The Superintendent of Police (Kangra) Santosh Patial, confirmed that the crash took place in Patta Jattiyan in Kangra district around 1.30 pm.
A MiG-21 fighter plane crashed in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra after it took off from Pathankot in Punjab. The pilot of the aircraft is missing, and rescue operation is underway.
Air Force personnel arrived in two IAF helicopters at the crash site. They would be conducting preliminary investigations.
Earlier, on 27 June, an IAF jet Sukhoi Su-30MKI crashed at a village in Nashik. Both the pilots ejected safely. A top official involved with the aircraft production said the Sukhoi was the first of the batch produced at the Aircraft Manufacturing Division at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Nashik this year.