A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft assigned to an operational Squadron of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan during a training sortie on Wednesday.
According to initial details, Pilot ejected safely.
At around 1730 hrs today, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after take off. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause.
- 5 January: MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed at Suratgarh airbase in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district. Pilot managed to eject safely.
- 17 March: MiG-21 Fighter aircraft assigned to Tactics & Combat Development Establishment of Indian Air Force crashed, killing Group Captain A Gupta.
- 21 May: MiG-21 Bison fighter jet crashed in Indian Punjab, killing its 28-year-old pilot “Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary”