Mirage aircraft crash-lands at Mauritius airport
PTI[ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2004 05:23:48 PM ]
NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft crash-landed at Mauritius airport after taking part in an air show in Port Louis on Monday but the pilot escaped unhurt.
The aircraft, which suffered damages, was being repaired and would be flight-worthy shortly, an IAF spokesman said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
According to sources, the aircraft suffered damage as the pilot had not lowered its undercarriage.
The Mirage was part of a team of six aircraft flying home from South Africa after taking part in a joint exercise.
The airshow in Port Louis attracted some 25,000 spectators.
source: Times Of India