For the first time in India, an Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura on Thursday, as a part of trials to use national highways for emergency landing, reports The Indian Express.
The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landings by fighter aircraft. IAF officials said such landings can be carried out in emergencies if an active airport is not available under certain circumstances.
Watch the video of IAF aircraft Mirage lands on Yamuna Expressway:
For this 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.