MiG-21 fighter crashes in Jammu and Kashmir, pilot ejects safely

A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Monday, with the pilot managing to eject safely.

Srinagar: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Monday, with the pilot managing to eject safely.

"A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed at 11 a.m. in Soibug area of Badgam district," a defence spokesman told IANS here.

"The pilot safely bailed out and was rescued by an army helicopter some distance away from the crash site.

The fighter plane had taken off minutes earlier from the IAF airfield in Srinagar before it crashed.

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