MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan; pilot killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 13:50

New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) combat pilot was killed in a MiG fighter jet crash near Bikaner in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

"The MiG-21 Type-96 crashed today. The pilot has died," an IAF officer said here.

The pilot`s identity will not be released till his family is informed.

The crash is under investigation, the officer said, adding a court of inquiry will be ordered.

MiG-21 jets of IAF have earned the sobriquet `flying coffin` following a string of crashes.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 12:41

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