Rajasthan: IAF’s MIG-23 aircraft crashes in Jodhpur’s Balesar, both pilots safe

Rajasthan IAF crash: This is second such incident, earlier, on July 4, an Indian Air Force chopper with three on board went missing near Sagalee in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2017 2:37 pm
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An Indian Air Force training aircraft, MIG 23  is reported to have crashed in Jodhpur’s Balesar, news agency ANI reported. No casualties have been reported so far. Both the pilots of the MIG-23 training aircraft has been ejected safely. This is second such incident, earlier, on July 4, an Indian Air Force chopper with three on board went missing near Sagalee in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh. “The last contact the pilot had with the ground was at 3:50 PM,” Tezpur-based Defence PRO Lt Col Shombit Ghosh told The Indian Express.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered.

On Wednesday, the wreckage of the helicopter was spotted in Papum Pare district.

More details awaited.

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    Kumar
    Jul 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    All incompetent IAF pilots should be sacked. What would they do in case of real war? All these cannot be due to faults of planes only. If there is fault of plane why are they flying such planes without having checked thoroughly before flying? Well educated and well trained IAF pilots need to be recruited from all over India to meet the talents requirements after sacking the incompetent pilots. It is very sad to hear of IAF plane, helicopter crash almost everyday.
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    bitterhoney
    Jul 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm
    Thank God both the pilots are safe. Lives are precious.
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