A MiG-21 fighter jet that crashed on Thursday night in Rajasthan's Barmer district resulted in the deaths of two pilots. In the Barmer town of Bhimda, the aircraft's wreckage was discovered scattered over a half-kilometer area.
When the disaster occurred, the MiG-21 aircraft was flying a sortie over the Baytu region. The specific cause of the crash is still unknown.
The Indian Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the accident.
"IAF deeply regrets the loss of lives and stands firmly with the bereaved families. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
At 9:10 pm this evening, an IAF MiG 21 trainer aircraft met with an accident in the western sector during a training sortie.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 28, 2022
Both pilots sustained fatal injuries.