MiG-21 Crashes Near Bikaner, Rajasthan: LIVE Updates

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A MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed near Rajasthan's Bikaner

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Updated On:

A MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed near Rajasthan's Bikaner
Update at 15:48
11 months ago | March 08, 2019 15:51

More visuals have been accessed:

(In the above visual, parts of the plane's body are clearly visible. The photo was taken at 14:58, as per the time-stamp)

(A close-up version of the same picture)

Update at 15:37:
11 months ago | March 08, 2019 15:49

Visuals of the crash-site have been accessed:

(Copious amounts of smoke can be seen billowing from the crash-site) 

(The plane's canopy which comes off during an ejection appears to have landed among a row of houses)

(Fire-brigade, Police and other authorities at the crash site)

Update at 15:34:
11 months ago | March 08, 2019 15:42

The Defence Spokesperson's Twitter handle has issued the same statement, adding "Initial inputs suggest a bird hit":

 

 

Update at 15:32 PM:
11 months ago | March 08, 2019 15:33

IAF statement on the MiG-21 crash:

"Today afternoon a MiG-21 aircraft on a routine mission crashed after getting airborne from Nal near Bikaner. Pilot of the aircraft ejected safely. A CoI (Court of Inquiry) will investigate the cause of the accident."

11 months ago | March 08, 2019 15:33

A MiG-21 has crashed near Rajasthan's Bikaner.

The pilot managed to eject safely, as per the Bikaner SP. The crash took place near Bikaner's Shoba Ki Dhani area.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited. 

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