airfield in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district killing the pilot.
“The pilot ejected but died due to injuries sustained by him,” defence spokesperson SD Goswami told PTI.
The MiG-21 Flying Coffins aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed near
the airfield, which is about 15 kms from Bikaner city, he said.
This is the second crash of a MiG series fighter aircraft this year. On
February 4, an IAF MiG-21 ‘Bison’ fighter plane had crashed apparently
due to an engine problem while on a routine sortie in Madhya Pradesh’s
Sheopur district but the pilot had ejected safely.
In 2010, a total of 10 IAF aircraft crashes took place including four MiG-27 and two MiG-21 planes