IAF today mentioned that a MiG 21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh and the pilot got killed in the crash.
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.
“No loss of civilian life or damage to property has been reported in the incident as the plane crashed into the agricultural fields,” Kangra’s Superintendent of police of Kangra Santosh Patial said.
The pilot was initially thought to be missing. Two IAF helicopters landed at the crash site soon after the accident for search operations and on-the-spot investigation.