MIG 29 crashes in Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal


Keylong: A MIG- 29 crashed last night at the height of 10000 ft near Chokharum village 50 km from here towards Udaipur.  Talking to HimVani, DC Rajiv Shanker said that he has received message from IAF headquarter that a MIG 29 flying over Lahaul Spiti district at 2230 hrs has crashed some where in the district.  Later this morning aircraft wreckage was found by local people at inaccessible point in the high mountains.

He said that rescue operation had been launched last night and they could trace the wreckage in the morning.  While it was too early to ascertain the cause of the mishap, no casualty has been reported.  He said that mobile connectivity is poor in the area which is hampering the rescue operation. He said that a chopper has been called for further assistance to reach the wreckage site.

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