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Senior IAF officer dies after MiG-21 fighter jet crashes during training mission

According to the IAF, the accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission in central India and a court of inquiry has been ordered.

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New Delhi: A Group Captain of the Indian Air Force was killed in an accident involving a MiG-21 Bison aircraft at an airbase in central India on Wednesday, the IAF said.

The accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission, the IAF said on Twitter.

It said Group Captain A Gupta was killed in the accident.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.

“A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF was involved in a fatal accident this morning, while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India,” the IAF said.


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1 COMMENT

  1. The mig-21 “flying coffin” living up to its reputation. Mig-21 is an obsolete junk that should have been retired decades ago.
    RIP A Gupta
    The IAF has blood on its hands.

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