New Delhi: An Indian Air Drive pilot, Wing Commander Harshit Sinha, died on Friday after the MiG-21 fighter plane he was flying crashed close to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Stories stated the MiG-21 crash befell within the Desert Nationwide Park space below the Sam police station, Jaisalmer SP Ajay Singh informed PTI.
This night, round 8:30 pm, a MiG-21 plane of IAF met with a flying accident within the western sector throughout a coaching sortie. Additional particulars are awaited.
An inquiry is being ordered.
— Indian Air Drive (@IAF_MCC) December 24, 2021
“This night, round 8:30 pm, a MiG-21 plane of IAF met with a flying accident within the western sector throughout a coaching sortie. An inquiry is being ordered,” the Indian Air Drive tweeted.
“With deep sorrow, IAF conveys the unhappy demise of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha within the flying accident this night and stands firmly with the household of the braveheart,” IAF stated.
The incident comes weeks after former Chief of Defence Employees Common Bipin Rawat, his spouse Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier Lakhwinder Singh Lidder and 11 others died in an IAF helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu. The Indian Air Drive Mi-17V-5 helicopter crashed close to Coonoor in Tamil Nadu shortly after it took off from Sulur Air Base in Coimbatore.
Not too long ago, the Central authorities knowledgeable Parliament that seven IAF plane had crashed within the final two years.
“A complete of seven plane of Air Drive have crashed within the final two years, together with the Mirage 2000 which crashed not too long ago in Madhya Pradesh,” Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt stated within the Lok Sabha.
The federal government additionally stated that 31 individuals have been killed since March 2017 in 15 navy helicopter accidents. Seven helicopters every from the Indian Military and the Indian Air Drive have been concerned in accidents throughout the interval, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt informed the Lok Sabha.
The 15 helicopters that met with accidents included 4 Superior Gentle Helicopter (ALH), 4 Cheetah, two ALH (weapon system built-in) variations, three Mi-17V5, an Mi-17 and a Chetak.