2 pilots killed as Indian MiG21 crashes

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Two pilots have been killed in India after a Soviet-era fighter jet crashed during a training sortie, the air force said, heightening safety concerns after a string of incidents involving the aircraft.

The MiG-21 came down on Thursday night in the desert of western Rajasthan state near the city of Barmer, the defence ministry said. The crash was the sixth MiG-21 aircraft to have gone down since January last year, with five pilots killed.—AP

 

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