Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

MiG-21 jet crash lands at Srinagar Airport, flight operations suspended

Narada Desk | September 20, 2016 2:56 pm Print
All passengers and civilians flights to and from the Srinagar airport have been stopped
File Pix : MIG - 21, IAF

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet overshot the runway by 200 metres, following which all flight operations at the Srinagar airport came to halt on Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot of the fighter jet evacuated safely. The incident, however, caused damage to the aircraft and the runway.

All passengers flights to and from the airport have reportedly been stopped.

As per PTI report, airport sources said, the jet made an emergency landing at the Srinagar Airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane.

“The tyres of the jet were badly burnt due to the emergency landing but timely action saved the plane,” the source told the news-wire.

Fire tenders were rushed to the runway to ensure the aircraft does not catch fire.

The airport operates around  550 flights a week and operations have been running smoothly over the week owing to Eid celebrations in the state.

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