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Rajasthan: A MiG-27 fighter plane crashes near Jodhpur

The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at around 11:45 AM in Sirohi district about 120 km south of Jodhpur, they said, adding that the pilot ejected safely.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 31 March 2019 7:43 AM GMT

Rajasthan: A MiG-27 fighter plane crashes near Jodhpur
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Jodhpur: A MiG-27 UPG aircraft on Sunday crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission. No causality has been reported, according to sources.

The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at 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 ground.

According to locals the pilot ejected the plane and landed safely with parachute.

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, told media.

Saima Siddiqui

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