Indian Air Force’s MiG 21 Bison aircraft crashes in Barmer


An Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot had a narrow escape after a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer during a training sortie on Wednesday.

In a tweet, the Indian Air Force said, "At around 1730 hrs today, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after take off. The pilot ejected safely."

"A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause", it said.

As per the information, the IAF plane came crashing down near Matasar Bhoortiya village, leaving the impact spot and the area around it devastated.

The villagers, as well as a police team, rushed to the spot to offer help.