By | 29 Jul 2022 at 7:44 AM
IAF MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes in Rajasthan, two pilots killed

Published on Jul 29, 2022 07:28 AM IST

Two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed on Thursday night when their twin-seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft crashed during a training sortie near Barmer in Rajasthan. The IAF said the aircraft was on a sortie from Utarlai air base and the accident took place at around 9:10 pm in which both the pilots lost their lives. The accident once again put the spotlight on the IAF’s ageing fleet of Soviet-origin Mig-21 aircraft which were involved in around 200 accidents since their first induction in the early 1960s. Watch the video for more.