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IAF MiG-29 Crashes in Punjab; Pilot Safe

Staff Correspondent

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Nawanshahr in Punjab on Friday morning around 10:45 am. The pilot, identified as Wg Cdr MK Pandey, ejected after the plane developed a technical snag and failed to respond and is safe. The jet, which had taken off from Adampur Air Force Station near Jalandhar, was on a training mission. Pandey was rescued by a helicopter and a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.