An Air Force Group Captain died in an accident involving a MiG-21 Bison aircraft this morning, the Air Force said in a statement today.
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.
Air Force Group Captain A Gupta died in the accident. A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident
A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF was involved in a fatal accident this morning, while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) March 17, 2021
"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.