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MIG-21 fighter aircraft crashes, pilot dead

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A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Kashmir, killing the pilot

MIG 21Srinagar: A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today 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, defense 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.

PTI

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