“One MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF crashed at Uttarlai airbase today at 9.30 am. The pilot sustained fatal injuries,” said a ministry of defence communiqué.
The aircraft had taken off from Uttarlai airbase this morning for a routine training sortie. It crashed while landing.
“A court of inquiry has been set up to ascertain the reason behind the accident,” said defence spokesperson, Colonel SD Goswami, adding that there is no reported damage to any civil life or property.