IAF Aircraft Crashes in Budgam: Defence Sources

IAF aircraft crashes in Budgam district of Kashmir; pilots ejects safely: Defence sources.

Published: 24th August 2015 12:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2015 12:12 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: A Mig-21 Bison aircraft of the IAF today crashed in the fields in Budgam district of Kashmir, with the pilot managing to eject safely.

The aircraft had taken off from Srinagar airfield and was on a "routine" training sortie.

Defence Spokesman Colonel S D Goswami told PTI that "A Mig-21 Bison of IAF crashed in Soibugh area of Budgam district at around 10.59 AM but there was no loss of life reported in the incident."

The pilot managed to eject from the plane "just in time" and he was retrieved from the crash scene by an army helicopter.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash, the spokesman added.

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