SRINAGAR Two pilots were killed after a Fighter Jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Garend Kalan village in central Kashmirs Budgam district on Wednesday morning.
A police officer said that the IAF jet crashed in an open field at Garend Kalan, some 7 kilometers away from Budgam town at around 10:05 am.
In the incident, the pilot and co-pilot died on the spot, he said.
Police has rushed to the spot and are verifying the incident, he said.
He said that the bodies of the two pilots were recovered from the site.
Hundreds of people from the nearby villages have thronged the accident site.
Latest reports say that Srinagar Airport has been shut down. Many flights have been diverted.
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