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IAF's MiG 27 Aircraft Crashes near Rajasthan's Jodhpur, Pilot Ejects Safely

The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai air force base, but reportedly experienced engine problems leading to the crash around 11.45am in Sirohi district about 120km south of Jodhpur.

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Updated:March 31, 2019, 2:50 PM IST
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Jodhpur: A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Sunday near Jodhpur in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely, sources said.

The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai air force base, but experienced engine problems leading to the crash around 11.45am in Sirohi district about 120km south of Jodhpur, they said.

The sources said a court of inquiry has been ordered to look into the cause of the accident. Preliminary reports indicate no loss of life and property on ground.

The jet was on a routine mission, they said.

The fighter aircraft crashed in the Shivganj police station area near Godana dam in Sirohi district. Police and administrative officials have reached the spot to cordon off the area, said Sirohi district SP Kalyan Mal Meena.

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