MiG-21 Jet Crashes And Kills 3: Who is to be blamed?
The MiG-21 Jet Crash earlier this month was a huge blow to the family which was killed in the crash. Imagine sitting in your home peacefully and all of a sudden a fighter plane crashes into your house and that is the end of your life. This is what happened with the three villagers who were killed in the MiG-21 Crash.
3 Villagers Dead As MiG-21 Jet Crashes Into Rajasthan Home, Pilot Ejects pic.twitter.com/QiYJxfVa78
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The MiG-21 crashed near Bahlol Nagar in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district. The reason for the crash was said to be due to some technical error . The pilot had ejected himself just before the crash and was safe. However, the crash led to the death of three and injured many more.
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According to the official statement by the Indian Air Force (IAF), “The pilot experienced an onboard emergency, following which he attempted to recover the aircraft as per existing procedures. Having failed to do so, he initiated an ejection.”
A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries.
An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 8, 2023
The IAF also said “The accident has unfortunately led to the loss of three lives on the ground. The IAF regrets this loss and offers its deepest condolences to the bereaved families.”
The three people who lost their lives were Ratti Ram, Leela Devi, and Banto Kaur.
MiG-21 and Reason for Crash
The MiG-21 is a fighter plane that is operated by the Indian Air Force. It is one of the mainstays of combat operations that is used by the Air Force. It has been in use for more than five decades and is on the verge of being phased out as India plans to build and enhance its combat capabilities.
After the crash, the IAF grounded the entire fleet of MiG-21 for proper checks. They are still trying to understand the exact reason for the crash and investigate further into the matter.
“The MiG-21 fleet has been grounded till the investigations are carried out and reasons for the crash are ascertained” said a senior defence officer.
This is not the first instance of the MiG-21 crashing and many such incidents have been reported in the past. Hence, it is important to keep a check on these planes before it causes more harm.
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