India has decided to ground the "flying coffin" MiG-21 Aircraft

India has decided to ground the “flying coffin” MiG-21 Aircraft

The Indian Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of MiG-21 fighter jets after the Rajasthan crash. The entire fleet has been grounded pending an investigation into the ‘flying coffin’ crash in Rajasthan earlier this month.

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It may be recalled that on May 8, a MiG-21 aircraft that took off from Suratgarh Airbase crashed in a village in Hanumangarh, killing 3 villagers. Various models of the MiG-21 have been part of the Indian Air Force for the past 50 years.

Now there are only 3 MiG-21 squadrons in the Indian Air Force and all of them will be retired in 2025. MiG-21 aircraft were inducted into the Air Force in the 1960s and so far 800 aircraft have been part of the Indian Air Force.


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