Indian Air Force MiG 21 fighter jet crashes, killing pilot

09:00, August 03, 2011      

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A MiG 21 fighter jet of Indian Air Force crashed Tuesday in the western state of Rajasthan, killing the pilot, said defense officials.

The MiG 21 'Type 96' aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed near Naal airfield, which is about 15 kms from the state's Bikaner town. The pilot ejected but died due to injuries, Indian defense spokesperson S.D. Goswami said.

This is the second crash of MiG fighter jet in 2011.

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