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The accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 01:28 PM IST

A pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) was killed after his MiG-21 met with a “fatal accident” on Wednesday morning in Central India, the force confirmed on Twitter.

The accident took place when the aircraft was taking off for a combat training mission at an airbase in central India.

“The IAF lost Group Captain A Gupta in the tragic accident. 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,” the air force said in a tweet.

This is a developing story. More details awaited.

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