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.