MIG-21 aircraft crashed at Mangalia near Sirsa

Dec 03, 2011 11:09 | Haryana

Chandigarh – A MIG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed due to a technical snag near village Mangalia, 34 kilometers from Sirsa in Haryana today, but the pilot bailed out.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that the however, the pilot of the aircraft Commander J. D. Singh was safe. A number of fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the inflamed debris of the aircraft was doused immediately. The Deputy Commissioner of Sirsa, Mr. Samirpal Srow and Superintendent of Police, Sirsa, Mr. Devender Singh reached the spot of accident immediately and pressed the security services into action.

The spokesman added that the Deputy Commissioner also discussed the matter at length with an Officer of the Air Force, Mr. P. S. Yadav. It was informed that the Pilot had ejected out of the craft just before the crash and had landed safely with the help of a parachute. A 19 year old girl working in the fields nearby went into a state of shock upon hearing the explosion and was being treated at the General Hospital, Sirsa. The Deputy Commssioner also directed the Health Department to provide medical care to the affected girl free of cost.