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IAF Group Captain killed after MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh

One Group Captain has lost his life in a fatal accident of a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force was involved on Wednesday (March 17) morning, revealed the Indian Air Force.

Representational image MIG-21 Bison (Picture Courtesy: IAF)

One Group Captain has lost his life in a fatal accident of a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force was involved on Wednesday (March 17) morning in Madhya Pradesh, revealed the Indian Air Force.

Taking to Twitter, IAF posted an official release on the situation and provided some key updates too.

“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 Indian Air Force said in a post on Twitter.

“The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members,” it further added.


IAF also confirmed that a Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.

MiG-21 Bison is a single-engine, single-seater multirole fighter/ground attack aircraft of Russian origin that forms the backbone of the IAF. It has a max speed of 2230 km/hr (Mach 2.1) and carries one 23mm twin-barrel cannon with four R-60 close combat missiles.

(This is a developing story and more details on it are still awaited)
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