Bird strike Accident Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27ML , Wednesday 17 January 2001
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Date:Wednesday 17 January 2001
Time:c. 21:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27ML
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Hashimara -   India
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Hashimara AB, West Bengal
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed during routine night time flight. Struck a school building in Bajrapur village. Fl Lt Srivastava ejected but was seriously injured.
*Note: from April 1997 to March 2000, IAF lost 48 MiG's along with 30 pilots: 17 technical defects, one human error during maintenance, 25 due to pilot error, two bird-strikes. Pilot errors regular caused by disorientation due to permanent haze over country. Also transision from Kiran to MiG-21 which is much more dificult to handle for young and inexperienced pilots. Since March 2000 further 15 MiG's have been lost.


Scramble 261
*AFM March 2001, p75

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
19-May-2019 12:36 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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