MiG 21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

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Bhaliana, Sep 10 (ANI): A MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bhaliana village in Muktasar District of Punjab, killing a pilot Lt. Manu Akhotri on the spot on Thursday.

This is a seventh crash of a MiG aircraft this year.

Bhaliana is about 20 kilometers from Muktasar.

The aircraft was on a routine training exercise and had taken off from Bhatinda Air force station this morning.

Senior IAF officials have rushed to the spot to conduct investigations. (ANI)

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