In recent times, the Indian Air Force has witnessed a series of crashes involving fighter jets and choppers as on Friday (March 8) an Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan when a brd hit the fighter jet, Indian media reports said.
The plane had taken off from Nal near Bikaner. The pilot is said to have ejected safely. Sharma said police teams have rushed the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life has been reported.
The IAF statement said, “Today afternoon a MiG-21 aircraft on a routine mission crashed after getting airborne from Nal near Bikaner. Initial inputs indicate the likely cause as bird hit after take off. Pilot of the aircraft ejected safely. A CoI [Court of Inquiry] will investigate the cause of the accident.”
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19 August, 2019