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Indian Air Force's MiG-27 jet crashes near Jodhpur, pilot safe

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Published Sep 4, 2018, 10:12 am IST
Updated Sep 4, 2018, 1:24 pm IST
An Indian Air Force MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Tuesday morning.
An Indian Air Force MiG 27 aircraft crashed on a field in Jodhpur's Banad area in Rajasthan on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 An Indian Air Force MiG 27 aircraft crashed on a field in Jodhpur's Banad area in Rajasthan on Tuesday morning. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Jodhpur: An Indian Air Force MiG 27 aircraft crashed on a field in Jodhpur's Banad area in Rajasthan on Tuesday morning.

The pilot has ejected safely, reports news agency PTI.

 

MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Jodhpur during a routine mission. A court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident.

The aircraft had taken off from the IAF's Jodhpur airbase.

"A MiG 27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today morning. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident," defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said.

Deputy Commissioner, Jodhpur, Amandeep Singh said no loss of life has been reported in the crash. Singh and other police officials have reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

 

More details are awaited.

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Location: India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur




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