Pilot dies as IAF's MiG-21 fighter plane crashes in Kangra
DHARAMSHALA: An Indian Air Force fighter pilot died on Wednesday after the jet he was flying crashed at Fatehpur area of Kangra district at around 1.30pm. The crash site is located adjacent to the Pathankot air force base. A court of inquiry has been ordered to establish the cause of the accident.
The fighter pilot of the MiG 21 Indian aircraft that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district has died.
Kangra's superintendent of police, Santosh Patial while confirming that it was MiG-21, said, “ Some pieces of flesh have been reported but there has been no civilian causality so far."
MiG-21 Indian aircraft coming from Punjab's Pathankot crashes in Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivision of Himachal P… https://t.co/WYCPcJkCQx
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As per local villagers who gathered in huge numbers to witness the scene, the plane caught fire mid-air and fell down while it was still on fire.
#SpotVisuals: MiG-21 Indian aircraft coming from Punjab's Pathankot has crashed in Patta Jattiyan in Jawali subdivi… https://t.co/7BTif5gmHO
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#SpotVisuals: 米格-21印度飞机从旁遮普的帕坦科特起飞，坠毁在贾瓦力区 https://t.co/7BTif5gmHO。
“Plane scattered into pieces and a hole was created at the spot where it fell down” said one of the eye witnesses.
Meanwhile, two air force choppers have landed at the crash site to carry out evacuation process.
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John - Gurugram - 15 hours ago -Follow
The family should file a case agai st the go nment for substandard planes
Kids Masti - Noida - 16 hours ago -Follow
flying coffin is still in air? whom to blame? Not Sure Why No deal was inked in previous 15 years when you know your fighters are aging and need replacement.
Sharma - 16 hours ago -Follow
may the Pilot has survived
Mahesh - 12 hours ago -Follow
Scrap these Flying Coffins now.
Ashish - LOCATION - 15 hours ago -Follow
when so many mig 21 crashes have taken earlier also then why is it still in motion. not able to understand. really bad news and big national loss
Pandey - 14 hours ago -Follow
MiG_21are old n obsolete.must be phased out at earliest.they still in service.nation is paying price now .
Lokendra Chauhan - Akola - 15 hours ago -Follow
Rest in peace brother!! Hope your brothers in arm would get better air-crafts to fly. Hope God grants courage to your dear ones; your wife, children or parents to go through their life without you. You have for decision delays with your life. Hope those who have caused these delays will at least suffer some pangs of guilt for being instrumental in your death. Rest in peace brother. You have done your bit.