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IAF’s MiG-21 overshoots at Srinagar airport, pilot evacuated safely

india Updated: Sep 20, 2016 16:10 IST
MiG fighter jet

An airport official said no one was injured and the pilot was safely evacuated from the plane.(PTI File Photo)

A MiG 21 of the Indian Air Force skidded on its runaway ahead of its scheduled distance as it landed at the Srinagar airport on Tuesday morning.

An airport official said no one was injured and the pilot was safely evacuated from the plane.

Air traffic at the airport was however halted for over an hour due to the accident.

“The fighter jet made an emergency landing at the airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane,” airport sources said. They said fire tenders were rushed to the runaway to ensure that the aircraft did not catch fire.

“The tyres of the jet were badly burnt due to the emergency landing but timely action saved the plane,” they added.

However, IAF officials refused to comment on the incident.

With inputs from PTI