IAF pilot dies in MiG-21 crash near Moga in Punjab
NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed near Moga in Punjab late Thursday night.
As per the IAF, pilot Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
“There was an aircraft accident last night involving a Bison aircraft of IAF in the western sector. The pilot, Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary, sustained fatal injuries. IAF condoles the tragic loss and stands firmly with the bereaved family,” read an IAF statement.
The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when the accident happened.
IAF has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) to ascertain the cause of the accident.