IAF MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes in Rajasthan: A MiG-21 fighter trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Baitu area of the Barmer district of Rajasthan on Thursday night. Two pilots died in this accident. According to the Indian Air Force, this aircraft was on a training flight. The accident happened near Bhimda village of Baitu at 9.10 pm on Thursday. The biggest thing is that so far more than 200 pilots of India have lost their lives in various accidents of MiG planes.
Air Force tweeted information
The Indian Air Force tweeted that the two-seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force left for a training flight from Uttarlai Airport in Rajasthan this evening. The plane crashed near Barmer at around 9:10 pm. Both pilots suffered fatal injuries. The tweet said that the Indian Air Force is deeply saddened by the loss of the pilots and it stands firmly with the bereaved families in this hour of mourning. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Rajnath Singh and Ashok Gehlot expressed their condolences
Earlier, Barmer Collector Lok Bandhu told that it was an Air Force plane, which crashed near Bhimda village of Baitu. On receiving information about the crash of the plane, the top officials reached the spot. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed condolences to the bereaved families while condoling the accident.
MiG-21 fighter aircraft was once the pride of India
Let us tell you that the MiG-21 fighter aircraft was once the pride of India. In 2021, the MiG-21 Bison became the victim of the most accidents, which was involved in five accidents. Three pilots lost their lives in these accidents. This aircraft was inducted into the ranks of the Indian Army in the 1960s. The MiG-21, the first supersonic fighter that had joined the Indian Air Force in the 1971 war, wreaked havoc on the eastern and western fronts.
Bangladesh Liberation War was battered to Pakistan
The strength of the MiG-21 can be gauged from the fact that it shot down 13 fighter jets of the Pakistani Air Force during the Bangladesh Liberation War, while it had to lose only one. Not only this, during the Balakot airstrike, the modern F-16 fighter aircraft of Pakistan was also chased by the MiG-21. At that time only Wing Commander Abhinandan was flying it.