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Fighter Jet lands successfully on Yamuna Expressway

Mathura, May 21: In a successful trial of landing a combat jet on a road, the Indian Air Force landed Mirage 2000 on Yamuna expressway near Mathura this morning. This was a kind of first for military aviation in the country.

For the trial, all facilities like make shift Air Traffic Control, safety services, rescue vehicles, bird clearance parties and other requirements were set in place by the IAF.

At present, countries like Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Poland, Finland, Switzerland, Singapore and Pakistan have dedicated stretches on their expressways and highways for airplanes to land and take off in case of an emergency.

Road runways are used for emergency landing and become important if airbases are crippled during war times.

-NNIS

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