It seems that Lady Luck has deserted the Indian Air Force as another of their MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan on Friday, according to the Indian media.
The MiG-21 ‘Bison’ crashed after it reportedly hit a bird but not before the pilot ejected safely.
The jet went down in the Indian state of Rajasthan’s city Bikaner and investigations into the incident are underway. The Indian Air Force in a statement disclosed that the plane took off from the Nal airbase in Rajasthan and was on a routine mission when it crashed.
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The crash comes amid heightened tensions between the two countries; after India carried out on February 26 air strikes at Balakot in Pakistan, the PAF responded by shooting down two Indian aircrafts the next day, capturing Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan who was then released as a peace gesture.