Two pilots killed in Mig-21 aircraft accident near Barmer in Rajasthan

Jaipur, 29/7: Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in Rajasthan on Thursday when the MiG-22 fighter jet they were flying crashed near Barmer.

“A twin seater Mig-21 trainer aircraft of the IAF was airborne for a training sortie from Utarlai air base in Rajasthan this evening. Around 9:10 pm, the aircraft met with an accident near Barmer. Both pilots sustained fatal injuries,” the IAF said in a brief statement.

A court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

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