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IAF fighter aircraft crashes, pilot bails out

A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed in Luni region of Rajasthan but the pilot ejected out safely, an air force official said in New Delhi.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2009 09:17 PM IST

A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed on Wednesday in Luni region of Rajasthan but the pilot ejected out safely, an air force official said in New Delhi.

"The aircraft took off from the Jodhpur air base at 12 noon and crashed in the Luni region sometime later. The pilot, Squadron Leader SP Deb, ejected in time," an Indian Air Force spokesperson said.

This is the third aircraft that has crashed in Rajasthan in the past one month. Earlier, the air force lost one of its frontline combat jets Sukhoi-30 MKi and a MiG-29.

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