Srinagar, Sep 20, 2016: An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter jet made an emergency landing at Srinagar airport on Tuesday after developing a technical problem in the plane, leading to temporary stoppage of operations at the airport.
According to airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft managed to eject safely.
Following the emergency landing, all flights to and from the airport had to be briefly suspended.
“After an emergency landing, at times aircraft needs to switch off on runway as per standard operating procedure. It takes a little time to clear the runway, after which normal flying activity resumes,” an IAF official explained.
According to the airport officials, the tyres of the jet caught fire while landing and the aircraft skidded off the runway and the flames were doused by fire tenders.