Punjab: IAF's MIG-21 Plane Crash in Moga, Pilot Loses Life in Accident, Air Force Says- With Family in Sorrow
Pilot Abhinav had flown flights from MIG-21 from Suratgarh in Rajasthan to Halwara and from Halwara to Suratgarh. MIg crashed near Baghapurana.
The Fighter Jet MIG-21 crashed in Baghapurana, a town in Moga, Punjab between about 1 pm. According to the information received, Pilot Abhinav flew from MIG 21 to Suratgarh in Rajasthan and Halwara to Suratgarh from Surat. The plane crashed in Langiana Khurd village near Baghapurana.
The Air Force said that pilot Abhinav Chaudhary died due to serious injuries in this accident. The IAF expressed grief over the incident and said that he is standing with the family of the pilot.
There was an aircraft accident last night involving a Bison aircraft of IAF in the western sector. The pilot, Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary, sustained fatal injuries. IAF condoles the tragic loss and stands firmly with the bereaved family. — Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 21, 2021
At the same time, the Indian Air Force has ordered the Court of Inquiry to find out the reasons for the MIG-21 aircraft crash. According to the information, this year it is the third MIG-21 aircraft, which was the victim of the accident. Earlier, in March, Air Force Group Captain AK Gupta was killed in an accident that took place in Surat in Rajasthan in January. However, the good thing then was that the pilot came out of the aircraft safely.
MIG-21 fighter jets are called 'flying coffins'. In 1963, these aircraft were commissioned in the Air Force. After this, his number increased to 872 in the army. Currently, the process of retiring these aircraft is going on, but more than 483 aircraft have been killed in this accident, while more than 170 pilots have lost their lives.