IAF’s MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan; Two civilians were killed and the pilot was unharmed
Jaipur, May 8 (PTI) An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed during a routine training exercise in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district on Monday, killing at least two civilians and injuring several others, police said. said.
In a statement, the IAF said the pilot of the aircraft sustained minor injuries.
Bikaner Inspector General Om Prakash said two people were killed and several others injured when a plane crashed in Pilipanga area of Hanumangar district.
The pilot made all efforts to avoid human casualties and crashed the plane on the outskirts of a village, Prakash said.
He said more than 2,000 people had gathered at the accident site and the police and administration were trying to maintain law and order.
The IAF said, “A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh this morning during a routine training exercise”.
“The pilot was ejected safely with minor injuries. “An investigation has been conducted to find out the cause of the accident,” he said.
Additional Superintendent of Police Jasaram Bose said the civilian casualties could rise. PTI SDA MPB DV DV