New Delhi: A MiG-21 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan on Monday. The pilot is said to be safe in the plane crash, however, three people died after the debris of the MiG-21 fell on the roof of a house, police said.
Giving information about this plane crash, officials said that the fighter jet pilot ejected from the plane in time using a parachute.
An Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force has been sent for the pilot injured in the crash. An investigation has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the plane crash.
The aircraft crashed on the outskirts of village Bahlol town. Bikaner Range Inspector General of Police Om Prakash said that two people were killed and as many injured in the plane crash near Pilibanga in Hanumangarh district.
He said a large number of people have gathered at the spot after the accident and the police and administration are trying to maintain law and order. He said the IAF has been informed and only they will be able to give technical details of the cause of the crash.
The pilot made every effort to take the aircraft away from the village and took it towards one end of the village, the official said. They said there is a provision for relief and compensation for casualties in such incidents and all steps will be taken accordingly. Additional Superintendent of Police Jassaram Bose said at least two civilians were killed.