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.