New Delhi, Dec. 24 (Delhi Crown): A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot was killed when his MiG-21 aircraft caught fire and crashed in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, confirmed the IAF.
The deceased pilot has been identified as Wing Commander Harshit Sinha.
“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,” tweeted IAF.
A successive tweet added – “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 brave-heart.”