MiG-21 crashes in Gujarat, pilot safe



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.

IANS