MIG-21 catches fire while landing
A MIG-21 aircraft caught fire while landing at the Bagdogra airport in Darjeeling district on Friday morning but the pilot was safe.
Group captain of Indian Air Force, Bagdogra, M K Dey said the aircraft caught fire at 9:30 am while returning from a routine sortie.
Three fire tenders fought for about half-an-hour to extinguish the blaze.
Though the aircraft was damaged, the pilot was safe, Dey said. A court of inquiry has been ordered.
Bagdogra Airport Director K K Dey said air traffic at the airport was not affected due to the accident.