The Indian Air Pressure (IAF) has grounded your complete fleet of MiG-21 fighter plane until the checks are carried out and investigations into the explanations behind the crash over Rajasthan earlier this month are ascertained.
Three individuals misplaced their lives within the crash when a MiG-21 Bison plane airborne from the Suratgarh air base crashed over Hanumangarh in a village on Could 8.
“The MiG-21 fleet has been grounded until the investigations are carried out and causes for the crash are ascertained,” senior defence officers instructed ANI right here.
The MiG-21 plane variants began getting inducted into the Indian Air Pressure over 5 many years and are on the verge of being phased out.
There are solely three MiG-21 squadrons working within the IAF and all of them are going to be phased out by the early a part of 2025, they mentioned.
The fighter jet that crashed over Rajasthan was on a routine coaching sortie when it met with an accident. The pilot suffered minor accidents after which an inquiry had been launched to probe the precise explanation for the crash.
The IAF has 31 fight plane squadrons together with three of the MiG-21 Bison variant.
The MIG-21 was inducted into the IAF within the Nineteen Sixties and 800 variants of the fighter have been in service.
The crash charge of the MiG-21 has been a explanation for concern in latest instances as a lot of them have met with accidents. The IAF can be taking a look at induction of the indigenous plane together with the LCA Mark 1A and LCA Mark 2 together with the Superior Medium Fight Plane.
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