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Jodhpur: MiG-27 crashes, pilot ejects safely

The MiG-27 pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing.

By: PTI | Jodhpur | Updated: June 13, 2016 8:01:50 pm
MiG 27, MiG 27 crash, MiG 27 crash jodhpur, news, rajasthan mig 27 crash, iaf crash, news, india news, air force crash The MiG-27 pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing.

A MiG-27 aircraft of the IAF on Monday crashed in a residential area of Jodhpur, with the pilot ejecting safely.

The plane crashed adjacent to a house in an open area in Mahaveer Nagar, SHO Basni Police Station Rajesh Yadav told PTI.

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The pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing.

However, as the engine had failed, he had to eject, IAF sources said.

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The area has been cordoned off and police officials have reached the spot.

ACP Jodhpur (West) Sima Hingonia said a portion of a house where the plane crashed was damaged.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

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