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MiG 21 fighter jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot killed

Jul 18, 2018 15:50 IST
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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.