Three killed in India as MiG-21 faces in-flight emergency: officials.
The Indian Air Force has seen several accidents in recent years, most of which are related to the MiG-21, a decades-old aircraft supplied by the former Soviet Union.
According to police official Sudhir Chaudhary, a MiG fighter jet crashed into a house in the western state of Rajasthan, killing three local people.
According to the Indian Air Force (IAF), the accident occurred shortly after take-off on a routine training mission and the pilot ejected safely.
The IAF has expressed grief over the loss of life and has set up a court of inquiry to find out the cause of the accident.
The incident was the latest in a series of incidents involving the Indian Army.
An Indian military helicopter crashed in Occupied Kashmir last week.
Two pilots perished in a MiG-21 crash in Rajasthan in July 2022 while practising their manoeuvres.
This is the sixth MiG-21 aircraft to crash in the last two-and-a-half years, in which five pilots have been killed so far.
Russian-made MiG-21 jets first entered Indian service during the Cold War in the 1960s and served as the backbone of the country’s air force for many years.