Operations halted at Srinagar airport after MIG-21 mishap

Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) All flights to and from the Srinagar International Airport were suspended on Tuesday morning after an Indian Air Force MIG-21 fighter jet overshot the runway.

The pilot, however, managed to eject safely, according to an airport official.

“The tyres of an Indian Air Force MIG-21 fighter jet caught fire while landing and the plane skidded off the runway at Srinagar airport today,” the official told IANS.

The flames were doused by fire tenders, he informed.

“The damage to the runway is being assessed before clearance is given to incoming and outgoing civilian flights,” he added.

–IANS

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