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MiG-21 crashes in Gujarat, pilot safe

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 13:56

New Delhi: A MiG-21 Bison combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Saturday crashed near Naliya in Gujarat, the second such accident this year. The pilot is safe.

The lone pilot, a wing commander, bailed out safely, an IAF spokesperson told a news agency here.

No casualty was reported on the ground, the officer said.

The fighter aircraft, which took off from Naliya air base, was on a routine training sortie when it crashed.

"This is the second accident of a MiG-21 this financial year," the spokesperson said.


First Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 13:03
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