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Aircraft crashes in Himachal, Pilot missing

Published by Kashmir News Trust on July 18, 2018, 3:08 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Simla: A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Patta Jatian village in Jawali area of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, Wednesday, the Indian Express reported.

Superintendent of Police, Kangra, Santosh Patial confirmed that the aircraft crashed at around 1.30 pm. According to reports, the MiG 21 aircraft took off from the Pathankot Air Base. Visuals from the scene of the crash show part of the aircraft burning. There are no details available on what happened to the pilot.

“There was a pilot in the plane, details are awaited on whether he ejected safely,” the SP said