IAF’s MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, pilot ejects safely


: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district. As per the initial reports, the pilot of the MiG-21 ejected safely.  The aircraft was on a routine mission and crashed after getting airborne from the Nal airbase near Bikaner.

Defence spokesperson said that a court of inquiry would investigate the cause of the accident. Initial inputs indicate the likely cause as the bird hit after take off.

Bikaner SP Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MIG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city. He said police teams have rushed the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life has been reported.


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