MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot ejects safely

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 08, 2019, 03.48 PM(IST)

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The aircraft which was on a routine mission crashed after it was hit by a bird.

An Indian Air Force aircraft MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan's Bikaner district on Friday, a defence ministry spokesperson said.

The aircraft was on a routine mission, news agency ANI reported.

The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely before the crash.

Court of inquiry will set up an investigation into the accident.

Bikaner Superintendent of Police Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MiG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city, news agency PTI reported. 

He said police teams have rushed to the spot to cordon off the area. No loss of life has been reported.

(With inputs from agencies)