A MiG-21 plane crashed during a military parade in Libya. Reportedly, the accident occurred at the Benin military base in Benghazi, Libya’s second most populous city. In this accident, the pilot flying the MiG-21 has also died. Since this accident, questions have been raised about the safety of MiG-21 aircraft deployed in the Libyan Air Force. Right there Libyan Air Force Has ordered an inquiry into the accident.
Accident occurred during military parade
According to Libyan media reports, a parade of Libyan National
Many pilots have been killed in India
The Indian Air Force also operates the MiG-21 fighter aircraft made in Soviet Russia. A few days earlier in the month, 29-year-old squadron leader Abhinav Chaudhary was killed in the accident of a MiG-21 aircraft in Moga, Punjab. Earlier in March also, a MiG-21 aircraft crashed in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. In this accident, Group Captain Ashok Gupta was martyred.
The flying coffin is a MiG-21 fighter aircraft
Earlier on 5 January, there was also a MiG-21 Bison crash at Suratgarh airbase of Rajasthan. However, the pilot was saved safely in that accident. The Indian Air Force, which has been operating the aircraft since 1964, has been named Flying Coffin (flying coffin), given its crash record. The MiG-21, built in 1959, was one of the first supersonic fighter jets to fly at the fastest speed in its time. Because of its speed, America was also afraid of this fighter aircraft of the erstwhile Soviet Union.
60 countries around the world have operated
This is the only aircraft that has been used by around 60 countries around the world. The MiG-21 is currently serving in the Air Force of many countries including India. The MiG-21 is the largest number of supersonic fighter jets ever built in the history of aviation. So far, 11496 units have been built.
Abhinandan killed Pakistan’s F-16 from this plane
The MiG-21 Bison is the same fighter aircraft through which the Pakistani F-16 was shot down by the Indian Air Force wing commander Abhinandan after Balakot Airstrike. However, Pakistan has never openly accepted this truth. Because, it was neither confessed to the US nor to Pakistan to beat the nearly 60-year-old fighter aircraft, the F-16, the modern fighter aircraft called the backbone of the Pakistani Air Force.
Record of most war fighting from India
The MiG-21 Bison has participated in most wars from India. Although India has many fighter aircraft, but on most occasions the Indian Air Force uses this fighter aircraft. The operational cost and maintenance of this aircraft is lower than many other fighter aircraft. Under the India license, this aircraft is produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, so a little help was needed from Russia to upgrade it. It is the best fighter and interceptor fighter aircraft of its class.