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Jodhpur: MiG aircraft crashes in residential area, pilot ejects safely

The pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing. However, as the engine had failed, he had to eject, IAF sources said.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2016 13:16 IST
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A MIG-27 crashed in a residential area of Jodhpur city on Monday, June 13, 2016. The pilot was able to eject safely.
A MIG-27 crashed in a residential area of Jodhpur city on Monday, June 13, 2016. The pilot was able to eject safely.(HT Photo )

A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in a residential area of Jodhpur on Monday, with the pilot ejecting safely.

The plane crashed adjacent to a house in an open area in Basni area.

The pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing.

However, as the engine had failed, he had to eject, IAF sources said.

The area has been cordoned off and police officials have reached the spot.

ACP Jodhpur (West) Sima Hingonia said a portion of a house where the plane crashed was damaged.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

(With inputs from PTI)