MiG-21 Jet Crash: MiG-21 plane crash in Hanumangarh. A MiG-21 jet crashed on Monday morning in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, killing two villagers. According to the police, the pilots of the aircraft are safe. A huge crowd of people has gathered on the spot.
MiG-21 Jet Crash in Hanumangarh Rajasthan. An Indian Air Force MiG-21 jet crashed in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh on Monday, killing two villagers. Army helicopter has reached the accident site for rescue. According to Air Force sources, the aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh.
Both pilots aboard the jet are safe MiG-21 Jet Crash
#WATCH | Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. The aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh. The pilot is safe. More details awaited: IAF Sources pic.twitter.com/0WOwoU5ASi
— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2023
District Magistrate Rukmani Riar said that both the pilots of the MiG-21 jet were safe. The jet crashed near the Dabli area of Hanumangarh. At the same time, Additional Superintendent of Police Jassaram Bose said that two civilian casualties have been reported.
Planes have crashed before
- Earlier, on July 28, two pilots were killed when a twin-seater MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashed near Rajasthan’s Barmer district.
- A pilot lost his life after two Indian Air Force fighter jets, a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000, crashed during a training exercise in Bharatpur. One aircraft met with an accident in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, and the other in Bharatpur.
- Last week, a helicopter crashed in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
- In April, the accident occurred in Kochi, Kerala, when a Coast Guard helicopter was landing.
Two army helicopters crashed in Arunachal Pradesh
In October last year, two incidents of army helicopter crashes were reported in Arunachal Pradesh. On October 5, 2022, a helicopter crashed near the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh, killing an Indian Army pilot. Exactly a fortnight later, on 21 October, five security personnel were killed when an Indian Army Aviation Advanced Light Helicopter (Weapon Systems Integrated) – ALH WSI crashed near Siang village, 25 km from Tuting headquarters in Upper Siang district.