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Updated on December 2, 2021 2:53 pm
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IAF MiG-21 Bison Crash in Barmer- Pilot Safe

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.

IAF MiG-21 Bison Crash in Barmer

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.

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

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