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MiG crashes in Rajasthan; 2 pilots killed

March 21, 2006 17:32 IST
Last Updated: March 21, 2006 20:15 IST

A trainer version of the MiG 21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed soon after take-off from Uttarlai airbase in the Barmer district of Rajasthan on Tuesday.Two pilots were killed in the crash.

"The aircraft crashed near Uttarlai village in Barmer district at 3:35 pm," an IAF spokesman said in New Delhi.

The bodies of the pilots were found near the crash site by rescue helicopters.

"So far, no damage has been reported on the ground as the fighter crashed in an open area," he said. A team of flight safety officials from Air Headquarters had also rushed to the spot. The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry to find out the cause of the accident. The ill-fated aircraft was one of the older versions, which are progressively being phased out.

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Sub: MiG Crashes

when these are obsolete why gradually being phased out ?

Posted by a sen

Sub: My sympathies to the families

when the govt. can spend 88,000crores on a defence budget. can't it spend 20,000 or 30,000 crores out right to buy new planes at oe ...

Posted by Miky

Sub: About the MIG plane crash Yesterday

Thousands of films like "Rang De Basanti" is not enough for making Government think about this issue. For the Govt., it is a mere loss ...

Posted by Amarnath

Sub: MIG 21

This is nothing but absolute carelessness on the part of the government and the Air force authorities. When everybody knows that these MIG 21 planes ...

Posted by Gaurav

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Rang De Basanti, thats the super duper hit movie of 2006. after watching movie, many of us come to know about the freedom fighters, but ...

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