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Both pilots killed after IAF Mig-21 crashes near Rajasthan's Barmer

BY ANI, Jul 28, 2022 6:20 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Crashed twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft (Photo : ANI)

The Indian Air Force said that both the pilots in a twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft died after sustaining fatal injuries when it crashed near Barmer district of Rajasthan on Thursday.

According to the IAF, the aircraft crashed around 9.10 pm today.

"A twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air base in Rajasthan this evening. Around 9:10 pm, the aircraft met with an accident near Barmer.

Both pilots sustained fatal injuries," the IAF said in a tweet.

The IAF also expressed deep regret at the loss of lives and said that a court of inquiry has been ordered to probe into the matter.

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