IAF Group commander killed in fatal MiG-21 aircraft crash

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident, the IAF said.

New Delhi: One Group Captain has lost his life after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force was involved in a fatal accident on Wednesday morning, said the Indian Air Force.

“A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF was involved in a fatal accident this morning while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India. The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members,” the Indian Air Force said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident, the IAF said.

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