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Another Indian MiG-21 fighter jet crashes

The pilots are safe

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 25, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

An Indian MiG-21 jet crashed near Gwalior on Wednesday morning.

Indian news outlets reported that both pilots safely ejected before the crash.

The plane was a trainer aircraft and pilots were a group captain and a squadron leader.

It was on a routine training mission from the Gwalior Airbase when it crashed at around 10am Indian time. A court of inquiry will ascertain the cause of the accident.

Since 2016, the Indian Air Force has lost 27 aircraft in crashes.

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