Indian Air Force MiG-21 plane crashes in Jaisalmer, pilot killed


An Indian Air Force MiG-21 plane crashed Friday night in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan during a training sortie and the pilot was killed.

The pilot killed in action was Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said.

The plane crashed in the desert national park area under Sam’s police station, Jaisalmer SP Ajay Singh told PTI.

The SP said local police arrived at the scene.

The IAF said on Twitter: “At around 8:30 p.m. this evening, an IAF MiG-21 aircraft encountered a flight accident in Sector West while on a training sortie.”

He added that an investigation “is ordered”.

“With deep sadness, the IAF shares the sad passing of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha in tonight’s plane crash and stands firmly by the braveheart’s family,” he said. he declares.

Sam’s police station SHO Dalpat Singh said the plane crashed in the sand dunes near Sudasari.

Meanwhile, an eyewitness, who lives in a hamlet near the Desert National Park, said he saw the plane catch on fire. He said the plane caught fire before touching down.

Jaisalmer collector Ashish Modi and Police Superintendent Ajay Singh reached the place.



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