Haryana: MIG-21 crashes in Sirsa, pilot ejects safely

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SORCERER Senior Member

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    Haryana: MIG-21 crashes in Sirsa, pilot ejects safely
     
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    Crap another one.
    Good news is that Pilot is safe.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    We have created world record in plane crashes.
     
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    The only way we can get rid of these planes.....crash them.....:namaste::namaste::namaste::namaste::scared2::scared2::scared2:
     
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    How many MiG 21's are there in IAF service?
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Never ending supply.
     
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    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    What is the compulsion for the IAF to get its pilots fly coffins
     
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    SpArK SORCERER Senior Member

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    Whats will be the total squadron strength, if IAF scrapes all the MiG-21s?
     
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    does any one ponder over how many of these crashes might be due to absense of proper jet trainers at various levels .

    throughtout the 90s the mig21 wa sthe main flight doing the first graduation shift training for pilots , there is no class 10 no class 12 study till class 5 in school and go to university directly .

    hawks deal took us 20 years to come to a decision , even now entry level trainer 1 and trainer 2 is having issues , whats the use of pakfa su30mki , are they going to be test beds for pilots?
     
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    Tejas can't be that bad.
     
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    I guess there are 7 squadrons of Bisons. If we dump all of them now, we would be lesser by 7 which means our total squadron strength will be less than 24. I think we have 4-5 other squadrons of Mig-21 variants which are grounded and will be phased out in 2013.

    The Bisons are good enough for now. They will all be replaced by 2018, that's the plan. MKI will replace them initially. From next year onwards only experienced pilots will fly the Bison while rookies will move to MKIs. By then we will have PAKFA and hopefully LCA Mk2s replacing them.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Delays in procurement of new planes.They can't fly paper planes so forced to fly these and risk their own lives and others as well.

    How many decades will it take to just finalise what to buy...... :frusty: ...the time they would finalize there would be 7th generation planes in the sky.
     
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    How can you people conclude Mig-21s are fly coffins without taking into account attrition per flying hours? All Mig-21s (& Mig-29s)are on fronline bases and a few are always on Air patrol.. Mig-21s being much much larger in number than the -29s.
     
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    I think there are 11-12 Squadrons of MiG 21's in IAF according to Gordon Yefim's book:MiG 21.
     
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    Pilot is safe so relax.... those old junk migs are just retiring themselves
     
  18. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    For every MiG crash, someone should gather around an IAF procurement officer a HAL production manager (for the LCA) and a MoD official and put them in jail. They should sit in jail till a replacement aircraft is put into IAF hands.

    Just my random frustrated rant after a long week, but to me it seems a better plan than the current IAF/ MoD/ HAL plans ...
     
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    the classic tale of mig-21. i will serve till i die. i wont ask for retirement. burn me alive if i get weak,if you think that i cant serve you anymore. i wont stop, only you will shut me off!!!
    ahhh.
     
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    Thank God pilot is safe.

    That apart, the only good news about these MiG21 crashes is that they are happening so often that they will all crash out before retirement which will hasten its ouster for service. No pilot should die.

    We have for a good chunk of the hawks. Are rookies still training on this old machine?
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Pretty soon the pilots at IAFwill train using rust buckets bolted to helium baloons and a laptop for 'simulated' control, since no Lca or mmrca will be available.
     

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