IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashes in Barmer, pilot ejects safely
Jaipur, August 25, 2021
A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which was on a training sortie, crashed in Barmer district in Rajasthan this evening, but the pilot managed to eject safely, official sources said.
"At around 1730 hrs today, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after take off. The pilot ejected safely," a spokesperson for the IAF said on Twitter.
"A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause," he added.
As per the information, the IAF plane came crashing down near Matasar Bhoortiya village.
The villagers, as well as a police team, rushed to the spot to offer help.