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MiG crashes near Rajasthan; pilot dead

An Indian Air Force aircraft of the MiG series crashed in the district on Tuesday evening, killing its pilot, police said.

india Updated: Mar 21, 2006 19:15 IST

An Indian Air Force MiG fighter jet crashed on Tuesday in Rajasthan, killing its pilot.

Police said the Russian-designed aircraft took off from a military base in the frontier district of Barmer and crashed in a field without giving its trainee pilot a chance to eject to safety.

The crash comes three days after two of the most experienced military pilots died when their plane crashed during aerobatics over Bangalore.

First Published: Mar 21, 2006 16:27 IST