IAF's MiG-21 crashes near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan; three villagers killed, pilot safe
NEW DELHI: A MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on a house in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan on Monday, leaving three women dead and as many others injured on the ground. The pilot ejected from the plane and is undergoing treatment at the Suratgarh military hospital.
"Three women have died in the incident and three others are injured," IG, Bikaner range, Om Prakash said.
In a statement, the IAF said the pilot of the aircraft sustained minor injuries.
The pilot made all efforts to avert human casualties and crash-landed the plane on the outskirts of a village, Prakash said. He said over 2,000 people have gathered at the crash spot and police and administration are trying to maintain law and order.
The IAF said, "A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning".
"The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident," it said.
John the Baptist
Our tax money is looted by chowkidaar, and sons of soil are dying in these unsophisticated and old aircrafts
MiG-21 again. Who is going to pay for those innocent lives that were lost.
modiji will give 2 lakhs to there family members and will advertise in man ki baat
a cheap as fuuuccc car costs more than the life of any Indian lol
The infamous flying coffin strike again.
Pakistanis or Chinese don't need to do anything. we are doing ourselves for them.
Don't comment like morons, such accidents happen in othercountries as well, but people there don't comment like this in India
You need a tight slap in both of your cheeks to wake up.
Which other countries? Somalia? Nigeria?
The Real Deal
We are in self destruction mode with our superiority complex. We have to look beyond the fence sometimes to understand what's happening elsewhere and where do we fit in
I wonder the caste of the people who sadly passed away. Fekuchandu will only give high compensation only if the deceased is of higher caste. If the people are of lower caste or minority community, then majority communitywalah will give almost zero compensation.
Its defence scam in india
It seems a serious lapse in maintenance...Maintenance company and their personal should be probed ..
After 9 years of Modi rule, it is impossible and unacceptable to blame Congress.
Do you know how much money is required to replace migs?
The civilians were defecating on the path of the Aircraft..... No mistake of the jet or the pilot
very unfortunate incident, repetitive accidents of Mig 21 , root cause needs to be investigated and prompt corrective actions to be planned.
The root cause is that the plane is too old but is still in use
Once India complained to Russia about Mig21 fighters. Russia said that, this plane is used by 30 countries, so why do they crash only in India?
To those blaming the MIG's, India also managed to crash the US-made C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. It costs Rs 1000 crores and has not had a single crash anywhere else in the world.
Not to forget MiG29, Su30MKI, Mirage2000, helicopters, …all are crashing, except Rafale not yet because they are new and still service by France.
The MIG-21 is getting famous with crashes . But even after so many crashes there is no improvement to avoid mistakes .. There is no responsibility of IAF of MIG makers towards these
Many countries operating MiG21 never crash, only India, how coincidence.
Unfortunate but expected. IAF's fleet is decreasing at the speed of light. Old foreign fighters and new indigenous choppers, going down in training sorties is becoming a daily event now. More lives will be lost. It's better to attack Pak now rather than later. Take back our lands.
The flying confin is still in operation. Very sad incident.
Can we scrap all these MIGs please
So many crashes in 4 months of this year, without any war?!!! Really disappointing. Is our Airforce authorised to fly on civilian areas and kill common man like this ? Why can't they practice in remote forest areas? Our Politicians will not wake up till some aircraft crashes on a Multi storied apartment complex or a Chemical factory, causing a major disaster!! Very dangerous situation
I'm surprised there are even any left.... India doesn't need to phase these out. They will eventually all crash.
D K Sahoo
What's going on?regular crashes........
Weekly plane crashes, how many are left. Can I place order for more aircraft with France and take cut
Indian Air force has lost more Mig in training sessions than actually war against enemy's!