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IAF MIG-21 Trainer Aircraft Crashes near Gwalior Airbase

The aircraft, which was on a routine mission, crashed around 10.30 am in Choudhary-ka-Pura area of Bhind’s Aalori village, located nearly 140 km from the Gwalior airbase, Inspector General of Police, Chambal Range, D P Gupta told PTI.


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An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Type-69 Trainer aircraft crashed near Gwalior on 25 Sep 19 at 10:00 hrs (approx). The aircraft was on a routine mission and was airborne from Air Force Station Gwalior.

Aircraft crashed at approximate distance of 6 NM while on approach for landing. Both the Pilots ejected safely and were picked up by rescue Helicopter.

The aircraft, which was on a routine mission, crashed around 10.30 am in Choudhary-ka-Pura area of Bhind’s Aalori village, located nearly 140 km from the Gwalior airbase, Inspector General of Police, Chambal Range, D P Gupta told PTI.

“We have informed the IAF officials in Gwalior about the incident,” he added. One of the pilots received injuries, Bhind Collector Chote Singh said. Both the pilots were admitted to hospital by the IAF rescue team, he added.

 A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of accident.

( with agencies input )

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