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MiG crashes in Bikaner, pilot killed

Last updated on: March 08, 2005 19:21 IST

A MiG 21 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday soon after it took off from the Naal air base in Bikaner, Rajasthan, killing the pilot and injuring seven people on the ground, a senior police official said.

The accident occurred at around 1300 hours when the aircraft, on a routine sortie, hit a water pump house as it took off, Bikaner Superintendent of Police C Ponnuchamy told PTI over phone.

The injured were admitted to the P B M Hospital, he said.

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