In Rajasthan air force fighter aircraft MiG-21 bison crashed during tuesday evening training at Suratgarh in Sriganganagar district.
The pilot safely evacuated from the aircraft so there was no loss of lives. The Air Force has ordered an enquiry into the entire matter.
The Air Force in its statement said that the fighter aircraft MiG-21 bison was on regular flight. Only then did the pilot experience a technical defect.
As soon as the disturbances were detected the pilot managed to get out of the plane safely causing no casualties. The aircraft then crashed into a field at Suratgarh in Sriganganagar district.
The people of the village reported to the administration after the plane crashed. The Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.
The Russian company upgraded its last MiG-21 as MiG bison in 1985 after manufacturing 11,496 MiG-21 aircraft. This sophisticated model removed many of the shortcomings of the previous MiG-21 variants. Thereafter, the Russian company also upgraded the remaining 54 MiG-21 aircraft with the IAF as MiG-21 bison.