A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan on Saturday. Both the pilots in the trainer variant have ejected safely. “A MiG-21 T-69 trainer aircraft which was airborne from Utterlai Airbase near Barmer in Rajasthan crashed around 12:15 hrs. There is no reported damage to civil or service property,” IAF officials said.
The aircraft was on a routine training mission and crashed about 75 km east of the air base. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause.