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MIG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe, two reported dead


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Hanumangarh (Rajasthan): Two persons were reportedly killed when a MIG-21 aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan on Monday, police sources said.

The aircraft took from Suratgarh on a routine sortie.

The IAF tweeted, “A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident.”

Though there was no official word on number of causalities from the IAF, local administration claimed that at least two villagers were killed when the place crashed in Dabli area in the morning.

A rescue operation is underway, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sudhir Chaudhary said.

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