The Indian Air Force's MiG-21 crash-lands at Srinagar Airport. The pilot has been safely evacuated but the runway was damaged. An airport official said no one was injured in this incidence.
Air traffic at the airport was however halted for over an hour due to the accident. “The fighter jet made an emergency landing at the airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane,” airport sources said.
They said fire tenders were rushed to the runaway to ensure that the aircraft did not catch fire.
“The tyres of the jet were badly burnt due to the emergency landing but timely action saved the plane,” they added. However, IAF officials refused to comment on the incident.