An other MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF)  has crashed in Rajasthan province this Friday.

Fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force was safely able to eject from the old MiG-21 fighter jet before crash.

Indian MiG-21 was returning to the Uttarlai air base in Barmer district after a routine sortie when it crashed. Accident happed at around 11.30 a.m. some 600 km from Rajasthan capital Jaipur.

Similar incident has happened on August 2, 2011, when an IAF MiG-21 fighter jet crashed near the Naal airfield in Rajasthan's Bikaner district. Another IAF MiG-21 'Bison' fighter jet crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district on February 4, 2011.


In 2010, a total of 10 IAF aircraft crashes took place including four MiG-27 and two MiG-21 planes.

Earlier this year, Indian defense minister A K Antony has informed the Rajya Sabha that IAF has lost over 6 fighter jets each year from last 7 years.

Indian defense minister said that Inidan Air Force has lost 46 fighter jets since 2005 including Su-30MKI, Jaguar and old Russian MiGs .

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