An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mig-29 fighter jet crashed into a field in Punjab's Chuharpur village on Friday, after it reportedly developed a technical snag during a training mission.

The pilot was safely ejected from the aircraft after he lost control of the jet. He was seen being carried to a helicopter on a stretcher.

Firefighters worked on extinguishing the flames on the crash site, as onlookers gathered at the scene.

An investigation has been ordered into the cause of the accident.

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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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