Rajasthan: On Thursday night, a MiG fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Barmer district on the India-Pakistan border. In this both the pilots were also martyred. The MiG caught fire as the plane crashed. After the accident, the debris of the fighter plane spread in an area of about one kilometer and it caught fire. The incident of MiG crash spread panic among the villagers.
According to the information, a MiG fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Bhimda village of Baitu police station area of the district at around 9 pm. As soon as the plane crashed, it caught fire. At the same time, after the MiG crash incident, panic spread in the entire village. As soon as the information about the accident was received, the police and district administration teams and fire tenders left for the spot.
Fighter plane MiG crashes in Barmer
After getting information about this accident, Air Force officers have also left for the spot. At the same time, no official information has been received about the pilot after the incident. A huge crowd of people has gathered on the spot.
The Indian Air Force said that both the pilots of the MiG-21 trainer aircraft lost their lives in the accident. The Indian Air Force deeply regrets and stands firmly with the bereaved families. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Defense Minister took information from Air Force Chief
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari on the crash of the fighter plane. The Air Force Chief has given them detailed information about the incident.
Several MiG-21 crashes in the last few years
The MiG Mi-21 Bison aircraft began to be inducted by the Indian Air Force in the 1960s. The Indian Air Force has lost several MiG-21 aircraft and other aircraft in various accidents over the years. Presently the Indian Air Force has about six squadrons of MiG-21 Bison and a squadron consists of about 18 aircraft.