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MiG-21 trainer aircraft crashes in Gwalior, pilots eject safely

MiG 21 fighter aircraft.

MiG 21 fighter aircraft.   | Photo Credit: V.V. Krishnan

A MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Gwalior on Wednesday morning while on a routine mission. Both pilots ejected safely.

“A MiG-21 Type-69 Trainer aircraft crashed near Gwalior on September 25 around 1000 hrs. The aircraft was on a routine mission and was airborne from Air Force Station Gwalior. Aircraft crashed at an approximate distance of 6NM while on approach for landing,” the IAF said in a statement.

The pilots were later picked up by a rescue helicopter, it said, adding that a court of inquiry will ascertain the cause of the accident.

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