‘Flying Coffins’: Here’s a list of previous MiG aircraft crashes

An MiG 27 aircraft crashed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday afternoon. We take a look at previous instances of MiG crashes.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2016 4:17 pm
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A MiG-27 aircraft crashed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on Monday. The pilots ejected safely but three people were injured.

Two houses in the area where the aircraft crashed were reportedly damaged.

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According to reports, there were two pilots flying the MiG-27 aircraft and both ejected safely. There were reports of at least three people being injured.

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The MiG fighter aircraft have had a poor safety track record, claiming pilots’ and civilian lives. The Russian-origin fighter aircraft is infamous with the tag ‘Flying Coffins’.

Pictures: Latest pictures from the MiG-27 crash in Jodhpur

Here are the previous crashes of the MiG fighter aircraft:

August 24, 2015: A MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near a village in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The pilot managed to safely eject from the aircraft. No injuries were reported.

May 8, 2015: MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in West Bengal’s Tantipara area. The aircraft crashed within ten minutes of taking off. This crash killed two civilians on the ground. The pilot, however, managed to eject safely.

January 31, 2015: A MiG-21 aircraft crashed west of Jamnagar city on into a mangrove forest. Pilot managed to eject before the crash and landed safely.

May 27, 2014: A MIG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Kashmir. The pilot was killed in the crash.

November 8, 2013: A MiG-29 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jamnagar minutes after it took off from an airbase for a routine flying training sortie. The pilot escaped safely.

July 15, 2013: A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed today while landing at Uttarlai airbase in Rajasthan’s Barmer district,killing the pilot.

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