Chandigarh: A MIG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Langeana village near Moga late Thursday night.
The pilot, identified as Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary, lost his life in the crash.
The aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh in Rajasthan for Jagraon and was returning to Suratgarh after a routine training sortie when the accident took place, IAF sources said.
A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of crash, they added.
On getting the news, all senior police officials of the district, IAF officials from Bathinda and Halwara and a medical team reached the spot. After an intensive search of four hours, the body of the pilot was found nearly two km away from the crash site.