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Indian MiG-21 crashes after bird hit, pilot ejects

Baku, March 8, AZERTAC

A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Friday, according to Hindustan Times. The plane crashed after it reportedly suffered a bird hit. The plane had taken off from Nal near Bikaner. The pilot is said to have ejected safely. Bikaner SP Pradeep Mohan Sharma said the MIG aircraft crashed in Shobhasar ki Dhani, 12 km from Bikaner city, news agency PTI reported.

A statement by the IAF said that the MiG-21 had taken off from the Indian Air Force’s Nal airbase in Rajasthan and that it was on a routine mission.

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