Pilot Wing Commander Harshit Sinha was demise after India Air Force(IAF) fighter aircraft MiG-21 crashed near Sudasari National Desert Park in the Sam area of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district bordering Pakistan at around 8.30 pm on Friday, Collector Ashish Modi has confirmed the crash of the aircraft.
Senior army, police and administration officials rushed to the spot as soon as they came to know about the incident. The Air Force has ordered an inquiry.
According to reports, the incident took place outside Ganga village of Sam, about 70 kilometres from Jaisalmer district headquarters.
It has come to light that the plane fell on a kutcha hut. There was no one inside the hut. Fire brigade vehicles were sent from Jaisalmer to douse the fire as soon as the aircraft fell.
The pilot had taken off for practice but the accident occurred due to a technical snag.
The MiG-21 crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan in August this year.
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge
A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.
An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.
The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.
An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.
3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight
On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.
They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”
The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.
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