Home > News > India News > Article > Both pilots killed after IAF Mig 21 crashes near Rajasthans Barmer

Both pilots killed after IAF Mig-21 crashes near Rajasthan's Barmer

Updated on: 29 July,2022 10:18 AM IST  |  New Delhi
ANI |

The IAF also expressed deep regret at the loss of lives and said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to probe into the matter

Both pilots killed after IAF Mig-21 crashes near Rajasthan's Barmer

An Indian Air Force's fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district. Pic/PTI


The Indian Air Force said that both the pilots in a twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft died after sustaining fatal injuries when it crashed near Barmer district of Rajasthan on Thursday.


According to the IAF, the aircraft crashed around 9.10 pm today.

"A twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air base in Rajasthan this evening. Around 9:10 pm, the aircraft met with an accident near Barmer. Both pilots sustained fatal injuries," the IAF said in a tweet.


Also read: Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight skids off runway while taxiing for take off in Assam; all 98 passengers safe

The IAF also expressed deep regret at the loss of lives and said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to probe into the matter.

"IAF deeply regrets the loss of lives and stands firmly with the bereaved families. A court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," it added.

Earlier, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also spoke to Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on the crash of the fighter aircraft in Barmer. The Air Chief briefed him about the incident in detail.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK