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  • MaxPower
    Terrible Indeed . May the pilot's soul rest in peace !

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    Indian Air Force jet crashes killing pilot

    NEW DELHI - An Indian Air Force MiG series fighter jet crashed over the northwestern desert state of Rajasthan on Tuesday killing the pilot, news reports said.

    The aircraft, which was on a regular sortie, crashed at Kanod village, about 500 kilometres southwest of Rajasthan capital Jaipur, PTI news agency reported quoting the police.

    The Russian-made MiGs, which constitute nearly 70 per cent of India’s fleet, are so accident-prone they have been dubbed “flying coffins” and the air force plans to gradually phase them out.>>

    Of the 793 MiG 21 aircraft inducted in the Indian Air Force since 1963, a total of 330 had been lost in accidents, India’s defence minister Pranab Mukherjee informed Parliament recently.Tuesday’s accident was the 10th since April 2005.>>

    The accident comes barely four days after two pilots of the air force’s Surya Kiran formation aerobatics team were killed when their plane crashed during a practice session in the southern state of Karnataka on Saturday
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