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IAF fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan; pilot safe
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IAF fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan; pilot safe

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New Delhi, Mar 8 : A MiG-21 Bison fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan's Bikaner district on Friday, a Defence ministry Spokesperson said here.

The pilot, however, managed to eject safely. According to the Spokesperson, the aircraft had taken off from NAL airbase on a routine mission, when the incident occurred.

The reason for the crash is being ascertained, while a court of inquiry has been ordered.  Details are being awaited, the Spokesperson added.

The MiG-21 Bison aircraft grabbed media attention after Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down a Pakistani F-16 warplane with it, in an aerial fight on February 27. (UNI)