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Air force jet crashes near Ambala

September 28, 2006 18:32 IST

An Indian Air Force jet, on a routine sortie crashed near Ambala on Thursday.

The pilot managed to escape safely.

The aircraft crashed in fields near Sadhopur village, officials said.

Ambala Deputy Commissioner O P Langyan said pilot D V Nair used his parachute to bail out and was taken to the military hospital.

The jet had taken off from the Ambala airbase for a routine sortie when it crashed, the officials said.

The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the reason for the crash.

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Sub: Was it a mig ?

And if it was then Y try to conceal the folly of the top brass of the IAF and our so called ministry of defence.

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