Indian Air Force MiG 29 Fighter Aircraft Crashes Near Jalandhar In Punjab; Pilot Safe

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A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed at Chuhadpur village of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab on Friday, reports Hindustan Times.

As per reports, the fighter aircraft, airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar, crashed after developing a technical snag.

The pilot ejected safely from the plane at Hoshiarpur district’s Rourki Khas village before the aircraft crashed and was rescued by a helicopter. He was later shifted to a hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.

“We got to know about the crash around 10:30 am,” said Alka Meena, senior SP.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of accident. Notably, this is the first air crash involving fighter aircraft in 2020.