After the recent crash in Rajasthan, the Air Force has decided to ground the fleet of this fighter jet. The Air Force has temporarily grounded all MiG-21 aircraft.
The decision to ban the flight of the entire fleet has been taken due to frequent accidents of MIG-21 aircraft of the Air Force. Although this ban is not permanent. Recently, on May 8, a MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in a residential area at Hanuman Garh in Rajasthan during routine shorty. Three women had lost their lives in this accident. Both the pilots managed to eject themselves, but they were also hurt.
After this incident, the Indian Air Force has now grounded the entire fleet of MiG 21 aircraft. The Air Force has said that the MiG aircraft will not fly until the reasons for the accident in Hanuman Garh are found out.
The Russian made MiG-21 aircraft first joined the Indian Air Force in 1963. Since then, the Air Force has received 872 aircraft, out of which about 500 aircraft have crashed. More than 200 pilots and 56 common people lost their lives in these accidents. This is the reason why it is called by the names of flying coffin and widow maker.