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Pilot killed as fighter jet of Indian Air Force crashes

A pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was killed on Wednesday after a MiG-21 fighter jet crashed. The fighter jet crashed during a combat training mission in central India.

“A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of IAF was involved in a fatal accident this morning, while taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India. The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. The IAF expresses deep condolences and stands firmly with the family members. A court of inquiry has been ordered to determine the cause of the accident,” a statement issued by the IAF said.

The real cause of the crash was not immediately known .

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