Another MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian aircraft has turned into ashes in a crash in Madhya Pradesh near Gwalior Air Force Base, the Indian media reported. According to details, a fightet jet of the Indian Air force got crashed during a routine flight near Gwalior Air Force Base. The two pilots including a group captain and a squadron leader ejected before the plane hit the earth and exploded.
Madhya Pradesh: MiG 21 Trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Gwalior, today. Both the pilots, including a Group Captain and a squadron leader, managed to eject safely. pic.twitter.com/Gdmik5RhTN
— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2019
Today morning a MiG-21 trainer aircraft on a routine training mission from Gwalior airbase crashed near the airfield at around 1000hrs. Both pilots ejected safely,” the IAF said in a statement.
The statement further reads that an inquiry will be initiated to find out the causes of the crash. The MiG-21 became talk of the town when a Pakistani F-16 shot it down during a dogfight along the LOC.
Indian Air force MiG-21 has crashed in Gwalior, India. Reportedly both pilots have ejected safely.
Before this another MiG-21 also crashed in Rajasthan earlier in March this year. As per a report by the Indian media, 170 Indian pilots and 40 civilians have lost their lives since 1970 mainly involving the MiG-21.