IAF’s MiG-27 fighter jet crashes in Jodhpur
New Delhi: An Indian Air force plane MiG-27 crashed during a routine mission near Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday. While the plane was completely destroyed, the pilots ejected safely.
“A MiG 27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today morning. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident,” said defence spokeperson Colonel Sambit Ghosh.
The pilots avoided dense residential colonies and the jet crashed on an open field and a major accident was averted by the timely decision of the pilots, he said.
The pilots were immediately rushed to nearby hospital through air ambulance. Jodhpur, Deputy Commissioner, Amandeep Singh and other police officials reached the spot and cordoned off the area.
While India has retired its MiG 27ML squadrons, two Jodhpur based squadrons are still in service with upgraded MiG 27.