Pilot killed in IAF MiG-21 crash

India: A MiG-21 plane of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on Friday during a training sortie. Pilot Wing Commander Harshit Sinha was killed in the crash.

The incident took place in Sudasiri village near the Indo-Pak border in Jaisalmer.Jaisalmer SP Ajay Singh said that the plane crashed in the Desert National Park area under the Sam police station.

The SP said local police reached the spot.

The IAF said on Twitter, “This evening, around 8.30 pm, a MiG-21 aircraft of IAF met with a flying accident in the western sector during a training sortie.”

It added that an inquiry “is being ordered”.

“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,” it stated.