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Jaipur: MiG-27 crashes, pilot safe

PTI  Jaipur, February 12, 2013
First Published: 17:25 IST(12/2/2013) | Last Updated: 17:26 IST(12/2/2013)

A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed within two minutes of taking off in Rajasthan's Barmer district, but the pilot bailed out safely.

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The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani in the Western sector, defence spokesman S D Goswamy said.

The MiG-27 took off at 3.55 pm and crashed at 3.57 pm, he said adding the pilot ejected safely.

A Court of Inquiry had been ordered into the crash, the spokesman said.


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