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Indian Air Force fighter plane MIG 21 crashes; Omar Abdullah extends condolences

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Air Force fighter plane MIG 21 crashes
Srinagar, May 27: A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Anantnag district in Kashmir on Tuesday.

The MIG-21, which was on a routine exercise, crashed in the fields at Mirhama in Bijbehara area, defence sources said. Pilot Raghu Bansi was killed in the crash.

The MIG-21 had taken off from Technical Airport here on Tuesday morning. Cause of the crash was not immediately known. A team of IAF officials have rushed to the spot.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had tweeted, "Reports coming in of a Mig fighter having crashed in South Kashmir. Hope the pilot & the people on the ground are safe."

He also extended his condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives in the accident.

He also mentioned that the new government should immediately look into the matter.

With PTI inputs

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