India Air Force's MiG-21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

India Air Force's MiG-21 crashes in Punjab, pilot killed

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 contender airplane slammed close to Moga in Punjab late on Thursday night, killing the pilot, the IAF said. The airplane was on a standard, preparing flight when the mishap occurred in the Langeana town of Moga.

"There was an aircraft accident last night involving a Bison aircraft of the IAF in the western sector. The pilot, Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary, sustained fatal injuries. IAF condoles the tragic loss and stands firmly with the bereaved family," the IAF said in a statement posted on Twitter.

A Court of Inquiry has been requested to learn why the mishap involving a Bison aircraft of the IAF in the western area added.

Source: Hindustan Times 

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