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MiG-29 fighter jet crashes

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the IAF today crashed near Jamnagar,with the pilot ejecting safely.

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed between Amran and Jivapar villages here,with the pilot ejecting safely.

The aircraft was on on a routine sortie from the Jamnagar airbase.

“A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed at 11.29 AM between Amran and Jivapar villages near Jamangar air base,” the official said.

“The pilot ejected safely when the plane crashed,” he said.

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A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.

On June 24 this year,a MiG-29 fighter aircraft on a routine sortie had crashed near Lalparda village in Jamnagar district,with the pilot ejecting safely.

In August 2012,nine Air Force personnel including five officers,on board two MI-17 helicopters were killed when two choppers of the Jamangar air base had collided mid-air shortly after take off.