MiG-27 Fighter Aircraft Crashes in Jodhpur, Pilots Escape Unhurt
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered in the case.
An Indian Air Force MiG-27 aircraft crashed near Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday afternoon. The two pilots escaped safely.
Indian Air Force sources said the pilot had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing. However, they had to eject as the engine had failed, sources added.
The MiG-27 crashed at 1130 hrs. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. The pilot ejected safely. A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.Lt Col Manish Ojha, Defence Spokesperson
ACP Jodhpur (West) Sima Hingonia said a portion of the house where the plane crashed was damaged.
The MiG-27, which had taken off from Jodhpur Air Force Station, developed some technical problem and hit a locked house in Kuri Bhagtasni housing board at about 11:30 AM. The pilot ejected safely seconds before the crash.DM Vishnu Charan Mallik
No injuries were reported. The crash reportedly happened during a training session, 5 km away from the Jodhpur airbase.
A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
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