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IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 aircraft crash in Punjab's Moga

IAF pilot killed in MiG-21 aircraft crash in Punjab's Moga

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident which took place late Thursday night

An Indian Air Force pilot was killed after a MiG-21 Bison aircraft crashed in Punjab''s Moga district, officials said on Friday.

The aircraft was on a routine sortie from Suratgarh when it crashed near a village in Moga, they said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident which took place late Thursday night.

"There was an aircraft accident last night involving a Bison aircraft of IAF in the western sector," the Indian Air Force (IAF) said in a tweet.

The pilot, Sqn Ldr Abhinav Choudhary, sustained fatal injuries.

"IAF condoles the tragic loss and stands firmly with the bereaved family. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," it said.

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