Pilot lost life in MiG 21 Bison mishap, Inquiry ordered

An Indian Air Force pilot, Group Captain A Gupta, was killed on Wednesday when a MiG 21 Bison aircraft was involved in an accident while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.

A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of an Indian Air Force pilot was involved in a fatal accident this morning while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India. The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. Indian Air Force expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members, the Indian Air Force said.

In a tweet, the Indian Air Force said: "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 Air force said a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.

A similar incident was also reported on January 5, this year, where a MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Suratgarh in Rajasthan, During a training sortie in the western sector.
 

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