MIG-21 fighter plane crashes near Naal

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Bikaner, Aug 2: A MIG-21 fighter plane crashes near Naal area in Rajasthan's Bikaner district said Defence spokesman.

"The pilot ejected but died due to injuries sustained by him," defence spokesperson S D Goswami told PTI.

The MiG-21 ''Type-96'' aircraft was on a routine sortie and crashed near the airfield, which is about 15 kms from Bikaner city, he said.

This is the second crash of a MiG series fighter aircraft this year. On February 4, an IAF MiG-21 ''Bison'' fighter plane had crashed apparently due to an engine problem while on a routine sortie in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district but the pilot had ejected safely.

In 2010, a total of 10 IAF aircraft crashes took place including four MiG-27 and two MiG-21 planes.

PTI

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