IANS (File photo)

IANS (File photo)

IAF MiG-21 aircraft crashes in Rajasthan, pilot dies

New Delhi, December 24, 2021

A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan on Friday evening, killing the pilot, Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, official sources said.

"This evening, around 8:30 pm, a MiG-21 aircraft of IAF met with a flying accident in the western sector during a training sortie. Further details are awaited," the IAF said on Twitter.

Later, it put out another tweet, confirming that the pilot had died in the crash.

"With deep sorrow, IAF conveys the sad demise of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha in the flying accident this evening and stands firmly with the family of the braveheart," it said.

The IAF has ordered an inquiry into the accident.


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