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IAF aircraft MiG-27 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe

First published: February 12, 2013, 5:47 PM IST | Updated: February 12, 2013
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IAF aircraft MiG-27 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot safe
The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani.

Jaipur: A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district on February 12, but the pilot ejected safely.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani after taking off from Uttarlai airbase, defence spokesperson SD Goswamy said. The pilot baled out safely, he said.

A Court of Enquiry has been ordered into the crash, the spokesperson added.

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