MiG-21 aircraft of IAF crashes in Rajasthan, pilot ejects safely
JAIPUR: A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the IAF crashed at Suratgarh Air Base in Rajasthan on Tuesday soon after taking off, officials said.
The Indian Air Force said that the pilot is safe and an enquiry has been initiated. The incident took place at 8.15pm.
As soon as the aircraft took off, it developed a technical glitch after which the pilot ejected. The pilot landed safely and thereafter, emergency measures were taken.
This is the first incident of the year.
India bought Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau-made MiG-21 in 1961. The IAF is still flying the aircraft even after many fatal incidents in recent times.
The MIG 21 fleet is redundant. Technology has been embedded in the Rafael and MIG 29. The armed forces would do well to phase out these units.
I guess no need of decommissioning these crafts, pilots are doing the job very well. Lol
These Russian made MIG 21, Su-29 and MIG-29 need to be sold in e-bay soon, it looks they crash every second day. Replace them with US made F22 or even F-35, US is ready to sale these to India.
"Incident is first of this year" This is a crazy statement as we not even completed a week in 2021, seems TOI anticipates more such events to cojnt on.
IAF pilots should protest and stop flying old junk fighter jets until go nment of india buy new fighter jets
India is still buying russian garbage LOL.
MIG 21 must be decommissioned and sent to museums. It is 1970s technilogy.
The pilot must be chasing to shoot down an imaginary F16.
All we hear is of plane crashing. But no report has ever been made as to why the plane crashed?
this is wt happens when u don't build yr own technology on time and rely on foreign technology which comes with 10 fold price, at ur disgrace.
God Is Listening
Useless aircraft. Can't understand why it's still there in service
these planes must be gifted to the pakis - then we will have air superiority
India must stop buying aircraft from Russia. French aircrafts are better but India has to become completely self reliant. Make your own fighter aircrafts , warships , tanks , field guns and all.
Surely aircrafts bought by the previous Government. Why are'nt the Rafale bought by Modiji not crashing???!!!
Pakistan and and china doesn’t need to down Indian air force planes, Indian plots are already doing it for them
From cellphones to cars to jets everythinf garbage quality and substandard quality is sold to India
HAHAHA. Russian Garbage... India still buys garbage from Russia
Mig series WAS one of the best fighters, but it's need of the hour to retire series. No doubt it performed best in the past. Our rate of casualties was more as our fighter pilots were never given AJTs to train themselves to fly Migs.
Some family members of IAF officers refer to the MIG 21 as flying coffin . They should be replaced at the earliest by HAL Tejas.
Do not use this aircraft .
Good that pilot is safe. But these people know how many millions does these cost??? Do they think they are driving honda activa??? Govt is spending money like water and these people dont even understand the value.