Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan, both pilots dead

An Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed in Barmer district in Rajasthan. The reason for the accident is not yet known.

A MiG plane has crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. (Screenshot)

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  • MiG-21 fighter jet crashed at Barmer in Rajasthan
  • Two pilots died in the crash
  • The reason for the crash is not yet known

Two pilots were killed when a MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Thursday night. The wreckage of the plane was found strewn over a half-kilometre stretch in the village of Bhimda in Barmer.

The MiG-21 aircraft was involved in a sortie over the Baytu area when the crash occurred. The exact reason for the accident is not yet known.

The Indian Air Force has ordered a judicial inquiry to determine the cause of the crash.

“The IAF deeply regrets the loss of life and stands firmly with the bereaved families. A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the crash,” the Indian Air Force said in a statement. a statement.

Their service to the nation will never be forgotten, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in expressing his condolences over the deaths of the Air Force pilots.

“Deeply saddened to learn that two IAF pilots lost their lives in the line of duty when an IAF MiG-21 trainer aircraft encountered an accident at Barmer. My sincere condolences to the bereaved families May they stay strong to bear this loss, we are with them and share their grief,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

(Contributed by Dinesh Bohra of Barmer)

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