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IAF's MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashes in Jaisalmer, pilot reported dead

The Indian Air Force in a tweet later said that Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed in the accident.

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya Jaisalmer Updated on: December 24, 2021 22:58 IST
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Highlights

  • A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday evening near Jaisalmer.
  • The plane crashed in the Desert National Park area under the Sam police station, said Jaisalmer SP.
  • Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed in the accident, said the IAF.

A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday evening near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The Indian Air Force in a tweet later said that 

Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed in the accident.

"With deep sorrow, IAF conveys the sad demise of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha in the flying accident this evening and stands firmly with the family of the braveheart," said the IAF.

The Indian Youth Congress, reacting to the crash, said on Twitter: We are deeply anguished to hear about the MIG 21 crash near Indo - Pak border, Jaisalmer Rajasthan.

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