Saturday, March 09, 2019

Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashes near Nal in Rajasthan, pilot safe

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force's MiG-21 crashed Friday near Nal in Rajasthan. The pilot ejected and is reportedly safe.
A Court of Inquiry will be set up to investigate the cause of the accident.
Bikaner SP Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MIG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city.
IAF spokesperson Group Captain Anupam Banerjee said initial inputs indicated the likely cause as bird hit after take off.
He said police teams have rushed the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life has been reported
The unfortunate incident comes after a crash of an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter near Srinagar on February 27, resulting in deaths of all six airmen onboard and a citizen on ground.
08/03/19 Economic Times