Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Another IAF’s MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Indian Punjab

Another IAF’s MiG-29 fighter jet crashes in Indian Punjab
NEW DELHI (92 News) – An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mig-29 fighter jet on Friday crashed in Chuharpur village in Punjab and the pilot of the fighter jet managed to eject safely before the crash. According to the Indian media reports, the fighter jet, which was on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar, met with a snag and burst into flames soon after it crashed into a field in the village. The Mig-29 jet pilot managed to safely eject before the accident and has been rescued by a helicopter. “On 08 May 20, at 10:45 am, one Mig-29 aircraft airborne on a training mission from an Air Force base near Jalandhar met with an accident. The aircraft had developed a technical snag and the pilot ejected safely as he was unable to control the aircraft. The pilot has been rescued by a helicopter,” a statement issued by IAF said. “A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of accident,” the statement added. Last year in September, an IAF Mig-21 had crashed in Madhya Pradesh, with its two pilots managing to eject safely. Earlier in 2019, another MiG-21 'Bison' had crashed in Rajasthan after it reportedly hit a bird. India is investing billions of dollars in modernising its air force. It has signed a contract to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters from France for $8.8 billion.