Court of inquiry ordered in IAF's MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crash

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IAF's MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer. (Photo/ANI)
IAF's MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer. (Photo/ANI)

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], August 25 (ANI): A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause after a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer during a training sortie on Wednesday.

According to Indian Air Force (IAF), the aircraft experienced a technical malfunction after takeoff at around 5:30 pm.

"At around 5:30 pm today, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after take off. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause," IAF tweeted.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)

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