NEW DELHI: According to officials, two individuals were killed when a MiG-21 military plane crashed into a house in India on Monday.
“The pilot has been safely rescued.” The MiG collided with a home. Two people were killed. “Three people were injured,” police official Sudhir Chaudhary told AFP after the incident in Rajasthan’s western state.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) confirmed the crash and the pilot’s ejection.
“An IAF MiG-21 aircraft crashed near Suratgarh this morning during a routine training sortie,” the IAF tweeted.
“The pilot ejected safely with minor injuries.” An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident.”
Russian-made MiG-21 fighters joined the Indian service in the 1960s and served as the backbone of the country’s air force for decades.
However, numerous crashes in recent decades have called the planes “flying coffins” due to their dismal safety record.