Indian MiG-21 jet crashes in Rajasthan, killed 3 on ground
By The South Asia Times
NEW DELHI - At least three people were killed on ground when an Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed on Monday in Rajasthan state of India, official said.
According to the Indian Air Force, a MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie this morning and the pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries.
“The accident has unfortunately led to the loss of three lives on ground.
The IAF regrets this loss and offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” Indian Air Force tweeted.
IAF added that they ordered an inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.
At least six Indian MiG-21 aircraft crashed during the last two years which leave the lives of five pilots as well.
The Russian-made aircraft were once the backbone of the Air Air Force which is now known as “flying coffins” in India.