Deceased IAF pilot Squadron Leader Samir Abrol Samir Abrol.

Ghaziabad: The kin of martyred Indian Air Force pilot Squadron Leader Samir Abrol Samir Abrol on Thursday expressed grief on the death of his brother and questioned the government on the apathy shown on instances when an aircraft crashes as compared to a train derailment.

"A train derails and the system wants the Railway Minister to step down but every now and then these crashes happen. Is anyone raising fingers against the Ministry, the Defence Minister? I have huge respect for Ma'am and I look up to her for an answer," Sushant Abrol said, according to news agency ANI.

His statements come at a time when Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid a visit to the family of Samir Abrol who died after the Mirage 2000 jet he was flying crashed at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Airport in Bangalore on February 1.

Sushant further expressed angst on whether the family would ever be able to know the actual reason behind Samir's death. "What comes after the court of inquiry? Will we as a family ever know the reason? Or, will it be confidential for government and agencies to know what went wrong? Will the people behind it made accountable?"

The pilots of the fateful fighter jet - Squadron leader Negi and Abrol died during the tragic crash. According to reports, both the pilots had ejected prior to the crash, however, Negi landed on the wreckage and died on the spot. Abrol was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to injuries.