The pilots are safe
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.
Madhya Pradesh: MiG 21 Trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Gwalior, today. Both the pilots, including a Group Captain and a squadron leader, managed to eject safely. pic.twitter.com/Gdmik5RhTN
— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2019
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.