Another Indian Military fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan
NEW DELHI – Another MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on Wednesday in the fourth similar incident this year.
Reports in Indian media quoting the Indian Air Force (IAF), said the interceptor aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a routine training sortie. The pilot sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the local medical facility by villagers.
The Indian Air Force, also shared a tweet earlier today. “The MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie experienced a ‘technical malfunction’ after takeoff”. The tweet further said a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash.
Indian defense spokesperson Amitabh Sharma told a publication that the aircraft crashed in a largely uninhabited area in Matsar village in Barmer around 5:30 pm.
The debris of the jet, some of it on fire, was scattered in a large area while a nearby thatched house reportedly caught fire in the incident.