Four months after crash, Mirage pilot’s family awaits probe findings


It has been four months since a Mirage 2000 fighter crashed in Bengaluru but the family of one of the two pilots killed in the incident still awaits closure as the Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet to share findings of the court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of accident.

Squadron Leaders Samir Abrol and Siddhartha Negi were killed after the Mirage-2000, upgraded at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), crashed on the runway of the state-run aircraft-maker’s facility in the heart of Bengaluru.

Sushant, brother of Samir Abrol, told IANS that the IAF had promised to share the findings of the probe but there has been no word till now. “It has been more than four months and we are still waiting to know what happened and whose fault was it,” he said. Read More

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