June 17, 2019 | 8:38 AM IST

MIG 27 fighter plane crashes in Jodhpur, Pilot escape safely

MIG 27 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in agriculture field in Jodhpur on Tuesday during routine mission. Reportedly, the accident took place at Banar’s Devaliya village, though no loss of life is reported as the pilot managed to escape safely. Police and fire brigade team reached the spot and made attempts to douse the fire.
Defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said that the investigation of the matter is underway. This is the third such incident this year. Earlier the same model aircraft had crashed near Jodhpur airbase and the Banar plane crash occurred nearly just two months after five people were killed, including a pregnant engineer and a pedestrian, and three others were injured when a small private plane crashed in the colonized suburb of Ghatkopar.
The Russian-made single-seater tactical strike fighter crashed within minutes of taking off from the Jodhpur airbase. The pilot was rushed to a hospital in an IAF helicopter. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jodhpur East, Amandeep Singh Kapoor told PTI that the incident occurred in Dangyawas police station area and no loss of life or property was reported.

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