An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG 29 fighter jet crashed in Churharpur village in Punjab as it developed a technical snag. The pilot ejected safely before the crash.
The fighter jet was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar.
“On 08 May 20, at 10:45 am, one Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident. The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter,” a statement issued by IAF said.
An enquiry has been ordered into the matter.