Indian Air Force crashes: Indian Air Force fighter aircraft MiG-21 crashed in Barmer, Rajasthan. 2 pilots died in this accident. The relief and rescue teams were informed as soon as the accident happened and they left for the spot.
According to the information received by the media report, the Air Force gave a statement, in which they said, “A twin seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force was taking off for training from Uttarlai Airport in Rajasthan this evening. The plane crashed near Barmer at around 9:10 pm. In which both the pilots suffered serious injuries.”
In this matter, the statement further said, “The Indian Air Force deeply regrets the loss of lives and stands firmly with the bereaved families.”
According to the Air Force, the MiG-21 is a Soviet-era single-engine multirole fighter/ground attack aircraft that forms the backbone of its fleet. According to reports, a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to find out the cause of the accident.
Let us tell you that in the year 1960, this aircraft was included in the Indian Air Force soon after the war between India and China. In 2006 the MiG-21 was upgraded to the Bison version.