MIG-21 overshoots runway, pilot safe, operations at Srinagar airport halted for sometime, resumed

The Technical airport run by the Air force is adjacent to the Srinagar airport used for the passenger flights.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Published:September 20, 2016 2:54 pm
File photo of passengers at the Srinagar airport. Express Photo File photo of passengers at the Srinagar airport. Express Photo

The flight operations at the Srinagar International Airport were stopped for some time after an army plane overshot its runaway while landing at Srinagar. The pilot of the MIG plane has ejected safely.

On Tuesday, a MIG-21 fighter jet of army overshot its runway at Srinagar forcing the Airport Authority of India (AII) to close down the airport for operations for some time. “The operations have been resumed now,” an official of the AII told The Indian Express. “This incident had happened in the army area”.

Sources say the pilot of the NIG-21 has ejected safely.

The Technical airport run by the Air force is adjacent to the Srinagar airport used for the passenger flights.

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Operations have been running smoothly at Srinagar airport over the week owing to Eid celebrations in the state. The airport which handles 560 flights a week is located at a distance of about 12 km from the city.

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    marcus
    Sep 20, 2016 at 9:03 pm
    the plan was testing paks missile battery which is only a few miles away and it got fired at and the plane damaged. this is just a cover up.....all you need to do is look at gen sharif inteview..."we are ready for anything thrown at us". unlike us Indians the pak army is professional and doesnt boost they just get on with it. i think we need to think on how to tackle this kashmir issue as its becoming a real pain in the back side....we should allow it the opportunity to self determine, who knows they may even surprise us.
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      marcus
      Sep 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm
      whilst modi ji is thinking of when to strike maybe he should think about how to resolve this problem from happening again....maybe its time we handed the valley over and keep the hindu majority areas.....then this 70 year old war can be put to rest...plus in a few decades when trade begins boundaries wont matter. no hunger = success = no need to fight over resources = no terrorist as kashmir will be resolved. we will even befriend china....thinking about it china india stan russia new world force.
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