Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, leaves three people killed.
“Pilot has been rescued safely. The MiG crashed on a house. Two people have died. Three people have been injured,” police officer Sudhir Chaudhary told media after the crash in the western state of Rajasthan.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) also confirmed the accident and that the pilot ejected.
“A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident”, the IAF said in a statement.
MiG-21 started its journey from the Suratgarh Air Force station and the pilot had reported a technical snag soon after the take-off.
Police said a rescue operation has been launched in the area where the aircraft had crashed.
This is not the first time Indian Military and Airforce involved in aviation accidents.
Earlier in the month of january Two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed after a mid-air collision while on routine exercises around 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of the capital New Delhi.
Both Fighter jets were on routine exercises around 300 kilometers (185 miles) south of the capital New Delhi, when the incident take place.
Last year in October Five Indian Army soldiers were killed last when their helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh state, near the country’s militarised and disputed border with China.
It was the second military chopper crash in the state that month, coming weeks after a Cheetah helicopter came down near the town of Tawang, killing its pilot.
In 2021 India’s defense chief, General Bipin Rawat was among 13 people killed when his Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter crashed while transporting him to an air force base.