IAF MIG-21 Crashes in Rajasthan, two pilots dead

Srinagar: Two pilots were killed when Indian Airforce’s (IAF)  Mig-21 crashed in Barmer area of Rajasthan during a training sortie.

“A twin seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air base in Rajasthan this evening. Around 9:10 pm, the aircraft met with an accident near Barmer. Both pilots sustained fatal injuries,” the Air Force said in a statement.

“IAF deeply regrets the loss of lives and stands firmly with the bereaved families,” it further said.

It said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of incident.


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