Gwalior: A major mishap was averted on Sunday when sparks flew from a Mirage aircraft due to technical snag when it was taking off from Maharajpura airbase. Sensing trouble, the aircraft was immediately halted from flying.

The Air Force officials noticed sparks while the plane was taking off from the runway for a regular exercise. The Air Force officials swung into action and immediately halted operations of the aircraft.

Meanwhile, Air Force authorities are yet to confirm any such mishap.