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Four killed in MiG-23 crash

April 04, 2003 15:35 IST

Three women and a child were killed and five persons injured after a MiG-23 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed in a residential area in Mullanpur Dakha, Ludhiana, on Friday morning.

The jet fell on the house of a tractor mechanic, Bhola, and those killed belonged to his family. The pilot bailed out.

The injured, including four with about 90 per cent burns, have been taken to the Dayanand Medical College Hospital in Ludhiana, sources said.

The fighter crashed at about 1025 IST after taking off from the Halwara airbase on a routine sortie.

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Sub: mig crashed

india should stop buying migs from russia, cuz they have very hing rate of accidents, and they r not a match of frenh miragr or ...

Posted by chander mohan

Sub: Mig-23 Crash

Its high time that the training is carried out over pakistan. Looks like around 100 migs have crashed, the number & frequency is alarmingly rising.

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Sub: sorry for civilians deaths

this is really a sad news for all Indians. good news is that Pilot is save. there should be high level scanning of this incident. ...

Posted by Naveen kumar Sharma

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Its high time that IAF do something with these outdated planes Especially these MIG version ...IAF cannot afford such huge losses 100 cr for the ...

Posted by Prashant Nambiar

Sub: The cost of life

The government is still not doing away with these archaic planes. Are the lives of these trained pilots cheaper than these planes? Hope good sense ...

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