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Rajasthan: MiG-21 Bison crashes in Barmer, pilot safe

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Air Force to ascertain the cause of the crash.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:June 7, 2013, 10:54 AM IST
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Rajasthan: MiG-21 Bison crashes in Barmer, pilot safe
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Air Force to ascertain the cause of the crash.

Jaipur: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF on Friday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, with the pilot ejecting safely. The plane crashed near Sodiyar village at 9 AM and the pilot ejected safely, Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami said.

He said the aircraft took off from the Uttarlai Airbase in the western sector and was on a routine sortie. It crashed 40 km off Barmer, he said.

A rescue mission was immediately launched from Jodhpur airbase, he said. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Air Force to ascertain the cause of the crash.

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