NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet overshot the runway by 200 metres, while landing at Srinagar Airport on Tuesday afternoon. No casualties or injuries were reported.
The jet’s pilot was safely evacuated, but the runway was damaged. Civilian flights to and from the airport have been stopped.
“The fighter jet made an emergency landing at the Srinagar Airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane. The tyres of the jet were badly burnt due to the emergency landing but timely action saved the plane,” airport sources in Srinagar told PTI.
Sources further said fire tenders were rushed to the runway to ensure the aircraft did not catch fire.