An IAF pilot Amit Choudhary died soon after the Mig-21 aircraft crashed in Punjab. It crashed in the Moga district of Punjab on May 20 evening. The Indian Air Force has ordered an inquiry for the incident.
The IAF tweeted,”There was an aircraft accident last night (May 20) involving a Bison aircraft of IAF in the western sector. 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 incident”.
According to the reports of THE HINDU newspaper, the Police Supritendent of Moga, Gudeep Singh said that the incident took place around 9.30 pm on Thursday. He said,”Our police rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information about the incident. The aircraft crashed in an open field near the village. After a search operation amid the rainfall, we recovered the body of the pilot at around 3 a.m. He was dead at the time when the body was recovered. The medical team of IAF was also accompanying us and the medical officer of IAF confirmed that the pilot was dead”.