On February 1, a Dassault Mirage 2000 jet fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed during a test flight at an airfield in Bangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Both pilots ejected but were killed during the crash, the country’s military confirmed.
The Indian Air Force has a fleet of around 50 French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets. They have been undergoing upgrades since the early-2010s.
Authorities are investigating the incident.
— Mugilan Chandrakumar (@Mugilan__C) February 1, 2019
A jet crashed at HAL airport. Initial reports are that it's a IAF Mirage. HAL yet to confirm. Happened just few minutes back. pic.twitter.com/RddiZEZ4I0
— Nagarjun Dwarakanath (@nagarjund) February 1, 2019
IAF Mirage crashed during its takeoff run. Both pilots ejected. There are casualties. pic.twitter.com/8CeXrSFlSC
— Vishnu Som (@VishnuNDTV) February 1, 2019