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MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Friday with the pilot ejecting safely, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 March 2019, 04:10:33 PM
MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

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A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Friday with the pilot ejecting safely, a defence ministry spokesperson said.
MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

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The aircraft was on a routine mission and crashed after getting airborne from the Nal airbase near Bikaner. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely, the spokesperson said.
MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

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He said that a court of inquiry would investigate the cause of the accident. Bikaner Superintendent of Police Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MiG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city.
MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

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He said police teams have rushed to the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life has been reported.