IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 crash in central India

at 1:59 pm
MiG-21

New Delhi (NVI): An Indian Air Force pilot lost his life as his MiG-21 Bison aircraft met with an accident this morning while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India, IAF said.

“A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF was involved in a fatal accident this morning, while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India,” the Indian Air Force tweeted from its official handle.

The pilot has been identified as Group Captain A Gupta. The IAF expressed grief over the loss of the pilot’s life and said that a court of inquiry has been ordered.

“The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident,” IAF said in a series of tweets.

-ARK