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IAF's MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner; pilot ejects

In yet another mishappening, Indian Air Force's (IAFs) MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed in Bikaner district of Rajasthan after it reportedly suffered a bird hit. Fortunately, the pilot ejected safely, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 8 March 2019 2:07 PM GMT

IAFs MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthans Bikaner; pilot ejects
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IAF's MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner; pilot ejects
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Jaipur: In yet another mishappening, Indian Air Force's (IAFs) MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed in Bikaner district of Rajasthan after it reportedly suffered a bird hit.

Fortunately, the pilot ejected safely, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

The aircraft was on a routine mission and crashed after getting airborne from the Nal airbase near Bikaner.

A court of inquiry would investigate the actual cause of the accident, said the spokesperson.

Bikaner SP Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MIG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city.

He said police teams rushed to the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life was reported.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

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