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MIG 21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

September 10, 2009 17:51 IST
A MIG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday crashed in Muktsar district of Punjab, killing the pilot.

The war plane was on a routine sortie and had taken off from Bhatinda airbase, Muktsar Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal told PTI over phone.

The crash occurred Bhaliana village on Muktsar-Bhatinda road, about 20 kms from Muktsar, killing the pilot, Lt Manu Akhori on the spot, he said.

Senior officials of IAF, police and from the Muktsar civil administration have rushed to the spot.

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