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IAF pilot killed in a crash

A MIG 21 fighter aircraft of IAF on Thursday crashed in Muktsar district of Punjab, killing the pilot.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2009 15:53 IST

A MIG 21 fighter aircraft of IAF on Thursday crashed in Muktsar district of Punjab, killing the pilot.

The war plane was on a routine sortie and had taken off from Bhatinda airbase, Muktsar Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal told PTI over phone.

The crash occurred near Bhaliana village on Muktsar-Bhatinda road, about 20 kms from Muktsar, killing the pilot, Lt Manu Akhori on the spot, he said.

Senior officials of IAF, police and from the Muktsar civil administration have rushed to the spot.