Another accident and the Indian Military establishment goe scottfree!! WHY CANT WE GET ANSWERS FROM THEM??? Faulty spare parts and bureaucracy and TWO pilots lose their lives! Damn it!
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.