An Indian Air Force MiG-29 crashed today in the western state of Gujarat after getting airborne from the Jamnagar air force base. The pilot ejected safely.
The last MiG-29 to crash
was in October 2011, in the Lahaul-Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh in India's north. Pilot Squadron Leader DS Tomar, who ejected, but couldn't found, was declared dead
19 days after the crash.
The IAF's MiG-29 fleet is currently being upgraded, with the first three arriving from Russia
six months ago.
Labels: Accidents, AIR FORCE, Aircraft And Helicopters