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MIG-21 crashes, pilot dead

Indian army soldiers inspect the wreckage of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft that crashed in south of Srinagar, India. (Source:  AP Photo) Indian army soldiers inspect the wreckage of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft that crashed in south of Srinagar, India. (Source: AP Photo)
Press Trust of India | Anantnag | Posted: May 27, 2014 12:52 pm | Updated: May 27, 2014 6:46 pm

A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday crashed in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Kashmir, killing the pilot. The MIG-21, which was on a routine exercise, crashed in the fields at Mirhama in Bijbehara area, 45 kms from here, defence sources said.

Pilot Raghu Bansi was killed in the crash, they said. The MIG-21 had taken off from Technical Airport here this morning, the sources said. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. A team of IAF officials have rushed to the spot.

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