Another MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Sunday near in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely, official sources said.
The MiG-27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai Air Force base and the jet experienced engine problems, leading to the crash around 11:45 am in Sirohi district, about 120 km south of Jodhpur, they said, adding that the pilot ejected safely.
The sources said a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident. Preliminary reports indicate no loss of life and property on the ground.
The jet was on a routine mission, they said. The aircraft is believed to have developed problems in its engine problems.
“We rushed with the firefighter van to extinguish the fire and issued an alert for the pilot who was last seen parachuting over a field in Sirohi’s Sheoganj town,” SP said. The pilot later found and taken to a military hospital.
The fighter aircraft crashed in Shivganj police station area near Godana dam in Sirohi district. Police and administrative officials have reached the spot to cordon off the area, Sirohi district SP, Kalyan Mal Meena, said.
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