A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed due to a technical snag near Mangalia village, 34 km from Sirsa in Haryana on Friday.

However, pilot Commander J.D.Singh bailed out and was safe, an official spokesman of the Haryana government said here.

Several fire-tenders were rushed to the spot to bring the flames under control. Sirsa Deputy Commissioner Samirpal Srow and Superintendent of Police Devender Singh also reached the spot.

A 19-year- old girl working in the fields nearby went into a state of shock on hearing the explosion. She was being treated at the General Hospital, Sirsa, Mr. Srow said.