An Indian pilot was killed on Wednesday as one other MiG-21 Bison fighter jet crashed throughout take off, stated the Indian Air Pressure (IAF) in an announcement.
A tweet by the IAF stated a courtroom of inquiry can be arrange decide the reason for the crash.
“A MiG-21 Bison plane of IAF was concerned in a deadly accident this morning, whereas taking off for a fight coaching mission at an airbase in central India,” learn a tweet by the air drive.
“The IAF misplaced Group Captain A Gupta within the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the relations. A Courtroom of Inquiry has been ordered to find out the reason for the accident,” learn a subsequent tweet by the IAF.
India has lengthy been criticised for its fleet of outdated MiG-21 Bison plane. IAF chief BS Dhanoa stated two years in the past that the IAF was working 44-year-old MiG-21 Bison fighter jets when individuals did not even drive automobiles that had been this previous.
Around the globe, the MiG-21 is hardly in use anymore. Based on some stories, the MiG-21 at present serves in simply 18 air forces worldwide, which embrace the 2 members of NATO (Romania and Croatia).