MiG 21 fighter jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot killed
A MiG 21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, killing the pilot, the IAF said.
The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the crash.
The aircraft had taken off from the Pathankot air base on a routing sortie at 12:20 pm. It crashed around 1:20 pm in Patta Jattian village in Jawali, around 70 km from Dharamshala.
Kangra’s Superintendent of police of Kangra Santosh Patial had earlier said the pilot was missing.