SRINAGAR: A Mig-21 Bison aircraft of the IAF on Monday crashed in the fields in Budgam district of Kashmir, with the pilot managing to eject safely.
The aircraft had taken off from Srinagar airfield and was on a "routine" training sortie.
Defence spokesman Colonel SD Goswami said that "A Mig-21 Bison of IAF crashed in Soibugh area of Budgam district at around 10.59am but there was no loss of life reported in the incident."
The pilot managed to eject from the plane "just in time" and he was retrieved from the crash scene by an army helicopter.
and we want to fight high tech terrorist with 1959 built MIGS....lol
Rishi S. Raj
Mig21 is an obsolete AIRCRFT. I am surprised it is still active with the IAF
time to buy more fighters from france
its time to have our own technology instead of buying
We are losing money and lives with the obsolete machines
To build confidence in these airplanes all members of parliament and secretary level IAS babus should be taken for a 30 minute flight in the Mig 21s. Cabinet ministers must go for three trips while president, PM defence minister and defence secretary must go for five trips (in case they survive three)
It should always be safety first.
GET RID of the Obsolete Military Aircraft - the LIVES of the PILOTS are more Precious.
may be its a way to decommission or trash flying coffin from IAF.... GOD BLESS DARE DEVIL Pilots