Rajasthan News

MiG-21 aircraft of IAF Crashed in Barmer, Pilot Safe

by RajasthanDirect
Jun 07, 2013

A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF on Friday crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, with the pilot ejecting safely. The plane crashed near Sodiyar village at 9 AM and the pilot ejected safely, Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami said.

He said the aircraft took off from the Uttarlai Airbase in the western sector and was on a routine sortie. It crashed 40 km off Barmer, he said.

A rescue mission was immediately launched from Jodhpur airbase, he said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Air Force to ascertain the cause of the crash.

src: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/rajasthan-mig21-bison-crashes-in-barmer-pilots-safe/396927-3-239.html

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