A MiG-21 fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday morning. As per the early inputs, captain A Gupta died in the incident.
According to the Indian Air Force, the aircraft crashed at an airbase in central India. The tragic accident happened when the fighter jet was taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.
In a Twitter post, the Indian Air Force confirmed the incident stating that IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident.
“IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members,” Indian Air Force tweeted.
The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 17, 2021
Meanwhile, a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate what caused the accident.
This is second such incident in 2021. Earlier this year in January, IAF’s MiG-21 aircraft crashed in the Suratgarh area of Rajasthan. However, the pilot ejected himself safely during the accident and saved his life.