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MiG crashes in Bikaner, pilot killed

March 08, 2005 15:31 IST
Last Updated: March 08, 2005 19:21 IST


A MiG 21 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday soon after it took off from the Naal air base in Bikaner, Rajasthan, killing the pilot and injuring seven people on the ground, a senior police official said.

The accident occurred at around 1300 hours when the aircraft, on a routine sortie, hit a water pump house as it took off, Bikaner Superintendent of Police C Ponnuchamy told PTI over phone.

The injured were admitted to the P B M Hospital, he said.


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Sub: Narayanan's attack

With these flying coffins and incompetent pilots, who need external enemies? Apparently self-destruction is the all pervasive ethos in this balkanized, corrupt poverty-stricken land. The ...


Posted by bodh





Sub: yet one more MIG crashes

Lakhs of crores of rupees were made in kickbacks in defence purchases in India since independence by the defence ministers , defence secretaries and their ...


Posted by swarnakumari





Sub: what ?

Hit a water pump house as it took off ? too lewd and ludicrous to believe. Were the ATC dozing, or were they half drunk ...


Posted by chanakya





Sub: Killer Fate

Some thing is going wrong inside the Air Force in mentinace and upgradation. Government should inquire sincerly the issue . Some consprecy is going inside ...


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Sub: spell check

Pl check the spell of pilot.


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