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Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison Aircraft crashed in Kashmir, pilot ejected safely

The pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.

Aug 24, 2015 12:00 IST
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Budgam in Jammu & Kashmir: IAF MiG-21 (Bison) aircraft of crashed
Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 (Bison) aircraft of crashed at Budgam in Jammu & Kashmir on 24 August 2015. The pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft.

No other loss of life or damage to any property has been reported.

The single seater MIG -21 aircraft had taken off from Srinagar airfield and was on a routine training sortie. The aircraft later crashed around 11 O’clock in the Soibugh paddy fields in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.

Earlier in a similar crash that occurred on 27 May 2014 of an IAF MIG-21, squadron leader Raghu Bansi on board was killed and co-pilot was injured. That plane crashed at Marhama Sangam of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district after taking off from Quil Pulwama Airbase.

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