MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan; pilot killed
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.
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