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MiG-23 trainer fighter IAF plane crashes, pilots manage to eject safely

The MiG-23 was a trainer aircraft piloted by two personnel.

jaipur Updated: Jul 06, 2017 13:05 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jaipur
The crashed remains of the fighter jet.
The crashed remains of the fighter jet.(ANI Photo)

A MiG-23 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on Thursday, but not before both pilots ejected out of the plane safely.

The incident occurred in Balesar area, superintendent of police (Jodhpur rural) Dr Ravi said.

It was a MiG-23 UB trainer plane and both the pilot and co-pilot are safe, a defence source said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered.

Further details are awaited.

First Published: Jul 06, 2017 13:03 IST