Another MiG 21 Bison crashes soon after getting airborne in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

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Another MiG 21 Bison fighter plane crashed near Nal airbase in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Friday but the pilot managed to eject safely. According to the defence ministry’s spokesperson, the cause may have been a bird hit.

MiG 21
Photo: Twitted by user Bhat Burhan

A tweet by the defence ministry spokesperson read, “Today afternoon a MiG-21 aircraft on a routine mission crashed after getting airborne from Nal near Bikaner. Pilot of the aircraft ejected safely. Initial inputs suggest a bird hit. CoI will be investigating the cause of the accident.”

This comes just days after Pakistani military had claimed to down MiG 21, which was being flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The Indian Air Force Officer was later captured by the Pakistani army.

A report by news agency PTI said that the jet that crashed on Friday was on a routine IAF sortie. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered, which will investigate the cause of the accident.

On the day Wing Commander’s MiG 21 was shot down by Pakistan, a Mi 17 helicopter had crashed near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, killing six Air Force officials.

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  1. Was he practising Suicide Mission IMPOSSIBLE ???????? VK SINGH SIGN SUGGESTED Pilots to be tied to the jet on SURGICAL STRIKE 2 on BALAKOT. BUT to put VK SINGH as LEADING Pilot to BALAKOT SURGICAL STRIKE 2

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