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Monday, December 09, 2019

WATCH: MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects safely

The MiG 27 crashed minutes after takeoff from the Jodhpur Air Force Station

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

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed at 1130 hours.

“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,” DM Vishnu Charan Mallik said.

The plane caught fire after the crash and fire fighters were rushed to douse the blaze.

“The pilot ejected safely seconds before the crash,” said Mallik.

IAF sources said the pilot had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing.

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

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