IAF MiG 21 aircraft crashes in Barmer

New Delhi, August 26 (KMS): A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the incident occurred near Bhurtiya village under Sadar police station area but the pilot ejected safely, an Indian defence spokesperson said.

“The aircraft was on a routine sortie when it crashed,” he said.

“At around 1730 hrs today (Wednesday), an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after takeoff. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause,” the IAF tweeted.

Superintendent of Police, Barmer, Anand Sharma said that there was no civilian casualty due to the crash of the fighter plane. KMS—6R