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Pilot killed in MiG-21 crash in Rajasthan

Press Trust Of India
Aug 02, 2011 at 01:30pm IST

Bikaner: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft on Tuesday crashed soon after taking off from Naal airfield in Rajasthan's Bikaner district killing the pilot.

"The pilot ejected but died due to injuries sustained by him," defence spokesperson SD Goswami told PTI.

The MiG-21 'Type-96' aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed near the airfield, which is about 15 kms from Bikaner city, he said.

Pilot killed in MiG-21 crash in Rajasthan

In 2010, a total of 10 IAF aircraft crashes took place including four MiG-27 and two MiG-21 planes.

This is the second crash of a MiG series fighter aircraft this year. On February 4, an IAF MiG-21 'Bison' fighter plane had crashed apparently due to an engine problem while on a routine sortie in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district but the pilot had ejected safely.

In 2010, a total of 10 IAF aircraft crashes took place including four MiG-27 and two MiG-21 planes.

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