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Pilot dies as MiG 21 fighter jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra

The pilot who was flying Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter plane that crashed on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district has died.

Kangra Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial said the aircraft crashed in Patta Jatian village in Jawali area at around 1.30 p.m. The aircraft had got airborne from Air Force Station Pathankot at 12.20 p.m.

According to Air Force officers, the MiG-21 took off from the Pathankot IAF station.

Two IAF choppers landed on the site of crash and the airmen were carrying out an investigation. (IANS)

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