May 21, 2015

Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 Lands at Highway during an Exercise

The Indian Air Force has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircraft.
This capability was demonstrated by IAF on May 21, 2015 by a Mirage-2000 aircraft which got airborne from one of the IAF bases in Central India. All facilities like make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties and other requirements were set up by IAF personnel from Air Force Station Agra. The aircraft made a practice approach on the highway, coming down to a height of 100 mtrs before landing off the next approach.
The IAF has plans to activate more such stretches on highways in the future.

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