A MiG-21 fighter jet today made an emergency landing at the airport here after developing a “technical snag” but no one including the pilot was hurt in the incident.
“The fighter jet made an emergency landing at the Srinagar Airport after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the plane,” airport sources said here.
They said fire tenders were rushed to the runaway to ensure that the aircraft did not catch fire.
“The tyres of the jet were badly burnt due to the emergency landing but timely action saved the plane,” they added.
Meanwhile, the civilian flights to and fro Srinagar Airport were briefly delayed in view of the jet making emergency landing.
Indian Air Force officials refused to comment on the incident while Public Relations Officer, Defence, said he would comment after collecting information from the authorities concerned.
It was an emergency landing and the aircraft has recovered safely, an IAF spokesperson said in New Delhi.
“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 off the runway and normal flying activity resumes after that,” the spokesperson said.