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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