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IAF MiG-21 aircraft crash: Group Captain killed in an accident

By Rajan Nath -- March 17, 2021 1:42 pm -- Updated:March 17, 2021 1:54 pm

IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crash: In a shocking incident, a Group Captain was killed after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force met with an accident on Wednesday morning while taking off.

According to the Indian Air Force, the MiG-21 Bison aircraft was involved in a fatal accident on Wednesday morning while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.

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IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crash: Group Captain killed after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of Indian Air Force met with an accident. (Representative Image)

The Group Captain who died in the crash of IAF's MiG-21 Bison aircraft has been identified as Group Captain A Gupta.

"IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the accident," the Indian Air Force stated, adding that a court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.

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IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crash: Group Captain killed after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of Indian Air Force met with an accident. (Representative Image)

IAF expressed deep condolences and said that it stands firmly with the family members.

IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft crash: Group Captain killed after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of Indian Air Force met with an accident. (Representative Image)

In a similar incident that took place earlier this year, a MiG-21 aircraft had crashed in January 2021 near Suratgarh in Rajasthan. The pilot of the aircraft had ejected safely.

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