Indian Air Force said that a twin-seater Mig-21 training aircraft that crashed near Barmer region of Rajasthan on Thursday killed both of its pilots after they both suffered severe injuries.
IAF reports that the plane went down today about 9.10 p.m.
IAF in a tweet stated that “This evening, an IAF twin-seater Mig-21 trainer took out for a training sortie from Utarlai air station in Rajasthan. Near Barmer, aircraft had an accident at about 9:10 p.m. Both of the pilots suffered mortal wounds.”
A court of inquiry has been mandated to look into the incident, according to IAF, which also expressed its heartfelt sympathy for the lives lost.
IAF expresses its sincere condolences to the deceased families and laments the loss of life. A court of inquiry has been mandated to determine the accident’s cause.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh previously discussed fighter jet crash at Barmer with the head of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari. He received a thorough briefing on the situation from Air Chief.