NAWANSHAHR: A Mig-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Chuharpur village here on Friday after it developed a technical snag, officials said.
The pilot ejected safely and has been rescued, they said.
An IAF fighter jet crashed into the fields here, Nawanshahr deputy commissioner Vinay Bublani said.
The crash took place around 10.30 am, the officials said.
An IAF spokesperson said the Mig-29 aircraft was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar.
"The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft," he said.
The official said the pilot has been rescued by a helicopter and a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
Kaptaan J C
Migs are good planes, but they have become very old now , its imperative to replace them with newer stuff
its mig 29 not mig 21
Our pilots are still using these scraps from Russian aviation junk yards. Our pilots must always expect such incidents. It's good to see the pilot's seat ejector is still in working condition.
we are still having mic21 crash news.
Praveen K Gupta
this was MIG 29
Another 30 million dollars of tax payers money down the drain. Every year the airforce writes off 4 - 5 fighters due pilot incometency in the Air Force.
Very sad day for IAF a...twin engine MiG29 crashes... Is it grave fault of the Maintenance or it's a pilot error ??
Neither pilot not maintenance, these birds comes with end-of-life clause and we a are using them past that time.
Always pilot error and u will never see the report as it will be classifed.
it is better Central Government disposes all obsoly MIG=29 and bring state of the art planes to our IAF .Please don't delay
mig 29 is new aircraft....
I think it’s an old aircraft
India has enough money to give excessive salaries to central go nment employees but do not have the adequate money to buy the latest versions of F-16s and F-35s from America to upgrade its air military.
印度有钱给政府职员发放丰厚的薪水，却没钱购买美国最新型战机F -16和F -35，没钱升级空军的装备。
mig 29 is of 1983 year and still that plane is used.
Do you know the American F16 is of which year? ... 1978.. its still in service
mig 29 is the most upgraded version we fly.
retire mig 29 now
How many more left MIG 29 , death coffin. Very sad still India uses these obsolete aircraft’s. Russian technology is very bad and not up to Mark, except India can buy on credit easily. Better to buy mirage, F16 etc
India lost couple millions of dollars today
It is not a flying coffin. It is a good aircraft. Believe me.
The age old Russian fighter aircrafts should be sent to the scrap yard . Time and again we have been facing huge losses because of these aircrafts ! Thank God the pilot survived ! The old junk planes are so called upgraded with some new parts and ammunition and are called Mig-29K . We have jaguars , Mirage , Rafale and some more made in Europe and America , these aircrafts rarely meet with fatalities ! No wonder MIGs are called flying coffins .
Rip Van Winkle
JF17 Thunder made in Pakistan shot down Abhidungdung.
And feku say its another surgical strike
Plan to buy one more squadron. If it is not good enough why to add more.
Who is the IAF targeting now ?
Rip Van Winkle
BIackies have installed local made diesel engines in the MiG29 fighters, that may be a reason for frequent crashing.
Crores of Rupees down the drain.
The pilot must be crazy.
Rip Van Winkle
It must be F16 flying over Lahore which shot down this MiG29 of BIackies from BVR range with AMRAAM.
That's one more aircraft lost in the constantly depleting fleet of the IAF. The situation now, is so dire, I think its safe to say the IAF can afford to loose pilots but not aircrafts.
its mig 29 advanced plane.....
Atleast pilot is safe.