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MiG-27 Fighter Aircraft Crashes in Jodhpur, Pilots Escape Unhurt

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered in the case.

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The crash site of the MiG-27 aircraft in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday, 13 June 2016. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)

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
6:55 AM, 13 Jun

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.

7:14 AM, 13 Jun
Damaged houses at the MiG-27 crash site in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday, 13 June 2016. (Photo: ANI/<b>The Quint</b>)
Damaged houses at the MiG-27 crash site in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday, 13 June 2016. (Photo: ANI/The Quint)

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Published: 13 Jun 2016, 12:37 PM IST
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