The crash involving MiGs are not uncommon, earning it the unflattering “flying coffin” tag.
New Delhi: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Friday. The pilot ejected safely and there was no casualty.
The MiG-21 Bison aircraft was airborne from Air force Station Nal for a routine sortie when it crashed at around 2:30 pm. “Initial inputs indicate the likely cause of the accident as bird hit after take off,” said Indian Air Force in a statement. A Court of Inquiry has been orde-red to investigate the cause of the accident. According to sources, the MiG 21 crashed near the airport.
The crash has happened at a time when IAF is in a high state of preparedness to pro-actively engage any perceived threat from Pakistan. The crash involving MiGs are not uncommon, earning it the unflattering “flying coffin” tag.