1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. India News
  4. MiG 21 crashes near Mirhama in South Kashmir, pilot dead

MiG 21 crashes near Mirhama in South Kashmir, pilot dead

New Delhi: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning, killing the pilot.Police said here that the IAF MiG-21 fighter plane crashed in Marhama (Bijbehara) village

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 27, 2014 12:51 IST ]
mig 21 crashes near mirhama in south kashmir pilot dead
mig 21 crashes near mirhama in south kashmir pilot dead

New Delhi: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday morning, killing the pilot.


Police said here that the IAF MiG-21 fighter plane crashed in Marhama (Bijbehara) village of south Kashmir's Anantnag district, 45 km from Srinagar, Tuesday morning.

"The pilot of the fighter plane, Squadron Leader Raghu Bansi, died in this crash," an official said.

"His body has been recovered from the crash site. It was airlifted to IAF field station in a helicopter. Teams of army, IAF and state police have reached the crash site. The debris of the aircraft is being removed by the IAF personnel," the official said.

 

Write a comment

Live Scorecard