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MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in India; pilot missing

AP     18th July, 2018 09:46:08 printer

MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in India; pilot missing

An Indian air force MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed in a village field in northern India and its pilot is missing.

 

Air Force spokesman Anupam Banerjee says the plane had taken off for a routine flight from a northern air base in Pathankot on Wednesday.

 

The air force is searching for missing pilot. The cause of the accident is not immediately known.

 

In June, a Russian-designed Sukhoi fighter jet crashed during a test flight ahead of its induction into the Indian air force.

 

In recent years, the Indian air force has suffered a series of crashes of helicopters and MiG aircraft acquired from the former Soviet Union. The government says the accidents were caused by human error and mechanical problems.


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