IAF's MiG 27 aircraft crashes near Jodhpur, pilot safe

A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Sunday near Jodhpur in Rajasthan, official sources said.

Published: 31st March 2019 01:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2019 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

Debris of the MiG 27 aircraft which crashed near Jodhpur. (Photo | ANI/Twitter)

By Express News Service

JAIPUR: A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Sunday near Jodhpur in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely, official sources said.

The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Uttarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at around 11:45 AM in Sirohi district about 120 km south of Jodhpur, they said, adding that the pilot ejected safely.

Sources said a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
Preliminary reports indicate no loss of life and property on ground.

The jet was on a routine mission, they said. The fighter aircraft crashed in Shivganj police station area near Godana dam in Sirohi district. Police and administrative officials have reached the spot to cordon off the area, Sirohi district SP, Kalyan Mal Meena said.

A police team rushed to the scene of the crash and  rushed the injured pilot to a hospital. He is currently being treated for his injuries.

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The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Uttarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at around 11.45 am in Sirohi district about 120 km south of Jodhpur, they said, adding that the pilot ejected safely.Sources said a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident

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