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Indian Air Force pilot killed in MiG-21 Bison accident during training mission

The accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission. The Air Force statement did not disclose the location of the airbase.

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New Delhi: An Air Force Group Captain was killed in an accident involving a MiG-21 Bison aircraft this morning, the Air Force said in a statement Wednesday.

The accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission. The Air Force statement did not disclose the location of the airbase.

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Air Force Group Captain A Gupta died in the accident, NDTV  reported.

“IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident,” the statement added.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident.

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