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Indian Air Force’s MiG 27 crashes near Jodhpur, pilot safe

The Indian Air Force said a court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the incident.

india Updated: Sep 04, 2018 12:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Locals rush to the crash after a MiG 27 jet went down in Jodhpur on Tuesday morning. (HT Photo)

An Indian Air Force aircraft crashed in Jodhpur’s Banad area in Rajasthan on Tuesday . The pilot of the MiG 27 fighter jet is safe.

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. The 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

In July, a pilot lost his life after a MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in a village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Sep 04, 2018 09:55 IST