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IAF fighter plane crashes in Jaisalmer

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Jaipur, Dec 24: A MiG-21 plane of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Friday night during a training sortie. The plane crashed in the Desert National Park area under the Sam police station, Jaisalmer SP Ajay Singh told PTI.

IAF fighter plane crashes in Jaisalmer

The SP said local police reached the spot and he is also on the way to the crash site. The IAF said on Twitter, "This evening, around 8,30 pm, a MiG-21 aircraft of IAF met with a flying accident in the western sector during a training sortie." "Further details are awaited. An inquiry is being ordered," it added.

The IAF did not comment anything about the pilot's condition. Meanwhile, Sam police station SHO Dalpat Singh said the plane crashed in sand dunes near Sudasari.

Wing Commander Harshit Sinha died in the accident, IAF announced the news on Twitter. "With deep sorrow, IAF conveys the sad demise of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha in the flying accident this evening and stands firmly with the family of the braveheart," it tweeted.

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