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Indian Air Force MiG-21 jet crashes into a house in Bahlol, Rajasthan

"The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries," Indian Air Force says.

Indian Air Force MiG-21 jet crashed into a house in Rajasthan on Monday, leaving at least 3 people dead.

According to the Indian media, three civilians were killed on Monday as an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in the Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan.

Meanwhile, the pilot sustained minor injuries as he jumped the aircraft in time using a parachute.

According to the reports, two women were killed after the fighter jet crashed into a house in Bahlol.

“A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident”, the IAF said in a statement.

“The accident has unfortunately led to the loss of three lives on the ground. The IAF regrets this loss and offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved families,” it added.

The local police launched a rescue operation in the area following the incident.

“The pilot made all efforts to avert human casualties and crash-landed the plane on the outskirts of the village,” said Om Prakash, Inspector General of Police, Bikaner.

The incident comes days after an Indian Army helicopter crashed in a forest area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the Indian Army, all three people on board including two pilots and a technician were injured.




Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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