New Delhi, May 8. A military fighter plane killed at least three farmers when it crashed into a house in a village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said Monday.
An IAF MiG-21 fighter jet took off this morning from Suratgarh airbase in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district for a routine training exercise when the pilot experienced an emergency on board, the Indian Defense Ministry said. it’s a statement.
The pilot attempted to recover the aircraft according to existing procedures,” and after failing to do so, ejected from the fighter plane, sustaining minor injuries, authorities said.
“The wreckage of the plane fell on a house in Bahlol Nagar, Hanumangarh district, sadly resulting in the loss of three lives,” the letter said.
The air authorities regretted the loss of life caused by this accident and opened an investigation to determine the causes that could have caused it.
Military aircraft accidents are a constant in this country.
In December 2021, an Air Force Mi-17V5 type helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff. Fourteen people, including the chief of the Defense Staff, General Bipin Rawat, were killed in the incident, which occurred in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
In 2019, an Indian military pilot died and two others were injured after colliding their stunt plane with another aircraft during exercises in the city of Bangalore, in southern India, while in October 2017 at least five members of the Indian Air Force have died after an M-17 helicopter crashed in Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast.
In December 2015, 10 members of the BSF Border Corps died when they crashed in New Delhi. EFE