An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mig-29 fighter jet on Friday crashed in Chuharpur village in Punjab after it developed a technical snag.
The fighter jet, which was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar, met with a snag and burst into flames soon after it crashed into a field in the village.
The Mig-29 jet pilot managed to safely eject before the accident and has been rescued by a helicopter, said the Indian Air Force.
“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.
“A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident,” the statement added
(With inputs from India today)