According to Details from Indian Media both the main pilots of the MiG-21 trainer aircraft including a group captain and a squadron leader, managed to eject safely in the crash which took place in the state of Madhya Pradesh (MP).
Crashes involving of Indian Airforce fighter planes are not uncommon in India, which is in the midst of upgrading its Soviet-era military aircrafts.
Most of the crashes involve the MiGs 21 that India bought years ago from the Soviet Union, earning it the unflattering “flying coffin” tag.
Last July, the pilot of an MiG-21 jet died after the jet crashed in Himachal Pradesh a northern state of India.India is investing billions of dollars in modernising his air force .
New Delhi has signed a contract to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters from France for $8.8 billion.