MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashes in Rajasthan, 2 civilians dead
New Delhi : During a routine morning sortie, a MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. The incident occurred after the aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh. Although the pilot survived unharmed, the police have confirmed the deaths of two civilians. Sources indicate that the army's helicopter has arrived at the site of the crash for rescue operations.
In January, a training exercise involving two Indian Air Force fighter jets, a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000, resulted in the death of one pilot. The incident occurred when one of the aircraft crashed in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, while the other crashed and landed in Rajasthan's Bharatpur.
Last week, a helicopter belonging to the Indian Army crashed in the Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. In another incident that occurred in April, a Coast Guard helicopter crashed during trials and made a crash landing in Kochi. Additionally, in March of this year, a Navy chopper, which was performing VVIP duties, had to "ditch" in Mumbai.