A Mig29 which is an Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet on Friday crashed in Chuharpur village in Punjab after it developed a technical fault.
According to reports, the fighter jet, which was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar, met with a snag and burst into flames soon there after it crashed into a field in the village.
Luckily the pilot in control of the Mig29 jet managed to safely eject before the accident and has been rescued by a helicopter, said the Indian Air Force.
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IAF have already confirmed the news of the Mig29 plane crash, in a statement they released on Friday saying:
“On 08 May 20, at 10:45 am, one Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident. The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter,”
Senior officials of Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur districts on Friday has reached the spot. Chuharpur village is located at the border of the two districts.
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