Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan

New Delhi, December 24 (KMS): A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed today evening near Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer.

Aa search operation is on to locate the pilot, Indian media reported.

The plane crashed in the Desert National Park area under the Sam police station, Jaisalmer SP Ajay Singh told Indian official news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). He said local police reached the spot and he is also on the way to the crash site.

Confirming the news, the official handle of the Air Force tweeted, “This evening, around 8:30 pm, a MiG-21 aircraft of IAF met with a flying accident in the western sector during a training sortie. Further details are awaited. An inquiry is being ordered.”