Squadron leader Abhinav Choudhary lost his life as an Indian Air Force Bison MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed at Langiana Khurd village of Baghapurana in Moga district of Punjab early on Friday.
Residents of the village appreciated the pilot’s intelligence as the aircraft crashed in the fields near the homes. Hundreds of people would have died if the aircraft had fallen in the village. The area of the incident was half a kilometer away from Langiana village and one kilometer from Langiana Kalan village.
People who witnessed the incident informed that the pilot was landing safely after jumping off the plane but due to default in the parachute and strong wind his head hit a heavy object on the plane. He died because of a neck injury.
The eyewitness, who was the residents of the local village, Harmanjot Singh said that the huge explosion followed the aircraft crash. He also said that the aircraft was looking like a terrestrial object falling from the sky.
Social worker Naveen Singla saluted the martyred pilot and appreciated the pilot who intentionally dropped the plane in an open area and saved the lives of many neighbor villagers. He further said that he was a heroic son of India who did not care about his own life but saved ours.
Moga Police officers reached the spot at Friday midnight. They sealed the area and the search for the pilot started. He was found dead after three hours of search by the police force.
The young pilot’s family scattered after hearing the demise of their son. In Meerut, awaiting father hugged the t-shirt which belonged to his son and said that this is all that I have now. Satyendra Choudhary, father of martyr Indian Air Force pilot said, “This piece of clothing belongs to my son. I will wear this because this is all that remains. I lost my loin son. Everything is destroyed.”
Abhinav stood against this evil practice in society and said that the dowry system must be banned and money cannot tie the two families into a relationship. The young pilot refused to take dowry during his marriage and has given a positive message to society. His father Satendra Choudhary accepted only one rupee as a shagun for the wedding ceremony.
Abhinav Choudhary has become an ideal for many people as even at his last times he thought about others rather than himself.