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MiG-21 jet crashes in Punjab, pilot ejects

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 12:11

Rajpura: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed near here in Punjab, Tuesday morning, police said.

The accident happened near the Shumbu barrier, 10 km from Rajpura town.

The pilot ejected out of the aircraft just before it crashed on agricultural fields, Rajpura Superintendent of Police Manmohan Sharma said.

"No loss of life was reported on the ground. Air force, district administration and police officials have reached the spot and cordoned off the area," he said.
The crash site, about 50 km from state capital Chandigarh, is close to the busy National Highway No.1 between Delhi and Amritsar.


First Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:22
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