Jaipur: Indian Air Force’s MiG-21 aircraft crashed on Tuesday evening in Suratgarh area of Rajasthan. However, the pilot ejected himself safely during the accident and saved his life. According to the information, the crash occurred due to technical reasons. Court of Inquiry has been ordered after the accident. From the spot, the work of removing debris from the plane is also going on. The aircraft flew from Suratgarh Air Force Base near the Pak border and the accident occurred shortly.
Shortly after the flight took off, the engine caught fire and the plane started appearing in front of the fire. The pilot somehow saved himself and his life. At the same time, the aircraft crashed in the premises of the airbase. According to sources, the plane took off at about 4.45 pm on Tuesday evening and within a few minutes the flames started coming out of the engine.
During this time, the pilot took the aircraft to a height even after the fire and then turned the plane towards the ground before being ejected. Due to this, the aircraft fell in the base of the base itself and did not reach the nearby populated area. This saved any kind of loss of life.
Only a few aircraft are left
Significantly, the country’s air force now has only 57 MiG-21s left. These aircraft have been serving in the Indian Air Force for almost 50 years. Despite being so old, the pilots who fly it consider it an excellent aircraft.