An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed today in Rajasthan’s Barmer. The incident happened when the pilot was on a training sortie. The pilot ejected safely. The MiG-21 Bison jet set a hut on fire after it crashed into it in the Matasar Bhoortiya village of Barmer today evening.
The Indian Air Force said in a statement: “At around 5:30 pm 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.“
Earlier in May this year, a IAF MiG-21 Bison crashed in Moga district, killing its pilot Squadron Leader Abhinav Choudhary. The aircraft was on a training sortie from Suratgarh in Rajasthan when it crashed in Langeana village. A Court of Inquiry was also ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Rajasthan | IAF's MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed today in Barmer during a training sortie, pilot safe pic.twitter.com/u1i4D46NRa— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2021
In march 2021, Indian Air Force lost Group Captain Ashish Gupta in an accident involving a MiG-21 Bison aircraft while taking off for a combat training mission