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DNA Exclusive: Why MiG-21 is known as India's 'Flying Coffin' - An analysis | India News

DNA Unique: Why MiG-21 is called India’s ‘Flying Coffin’ – An evaluation | Information

New Delhi: Two Indian Air Pressure (IAF) pilots had been killed after their twin-seater MiG-21 coach plane crashed throughout a coaching sortie close to Barmer in Rajasthan on Thursday. Nevertheless, this isn’t the primary such incident. Since January 2021, 6 MiG-21 plane have been concerned in accidents, killing a complete of 5 pilots. 

In right now’s DNA, Zee Information’ Rohit Ranjan analysed the hazards of flying these “growing old” MiG-21 fighter plane, also called the ‘Flying Coffin’. MiG collection fighter plane have been the spine of the Indian Air Pressure (IAF) for the final 50 years. The IAF has acquired greater than 850 MiG fighters since 1963. These plane additionally performed a decisive position for the nation within the 1965 Indo-Pakistan battle, then the battle of 1971, and likewise within the 1999 Kargil battle. 

वायुवीरों को ‘हराने वाली’ MIG-21 की रिपोर्ट…देखिए #DNA LIVE @irohitr के साथ

+MIG से ‘मुत्यु वाली उड़ान’ का विश्लेषण

+भारत में भ्रष्टाचार का ‘सदाबहार’ मौसम ?

+बंगाल में भ्रष्टाचार के और कितने पार्थ ?

+आपकी फिटनेस बताने वाला गैजेट कितना Match?
— Zee Information (@ZeeNews) July 29, 2022

Though these plane are greater than 50 years previous, even right now an upgraded MiG 21 plane can compete with any trendy plane within the sky. The preventing functionality of those MiG collection plane is undamaged even right now and it’s infallible however the file of this plane will not be superb when it comes to security. 

By 2012, almost half of India’s fleet of 872 MiGs had crashed. 38 MiG-21 plane crashed in 10 years between 2003 and 2013. Whereas within the final 10 years, 20 MiG-21 planes have been concerned in accidents. Listed here are the 5 causes believed to be behind the crashing of MiG collection planes:

1. The power of the MiG collection plane is their greatest weak point. Within the sky, these plane can fly at a pace of 2500 kilometers per hour, which makes them one of many quickest fighter jets. Specialists consider that as a result of its excessive pace it turns into very troublesome to function this plane and the probabilities of accidents enhance.

2. Another excuse is the design of the plane of this collection– consultants say that the cover of this plane may be very small in measurement. It’s mentioned that because of the small measurement of the cover, many instances the pilot doesn’t see the runway and because the pace of the plane may be very excessive, this most likely results in accidents. 

3. The third cause is the longevity of those plane– India obtained the primary MiG collection plane within the yr 1963, however even after a number of a long time, these plane are nonetheless serving within the Indian Air Pressure. Though there are a lot of MiG plane, which have been retired and are adorning museums and dhabas right now. One such MiG-21 plane is parked outdoors a dhaba in Rohtak, Haryana. 

4. Russia, which makes MiG planes, has not been manufacturing them since 1990. Due to this fact, to take care of these planes in service, India has to take its spare elements from Israel and different international locations, and utilizing spare elements from different firms additionally will increase the probabilities of accidents.

5. And the final cause is that the MiG collection plane are single-engine fighter plane, so when the engine fails throughout flight, there is no such thing as a second engine within the plane to help it and therefore it’s troublesome to stop accidents.

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