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Indian Air Force MiG 27 Fighter Jet Crashes Near Rajasthan's Jodhpur, Pilot Safe

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| September 4 , 2018 , 13:28 IST

With no casualty, an Indian Air force MiG 27 fighter jet crashed near Rajasthan's Jodhpur on Tuesday. While the jet crashed completely, the pilot is reportedly safe. Fire brigades and police have reached the spot for the rescue.

The aircraft had taken off from the Indian Air Force's Jodhpur airbase.

The Indian Air Force issued a statement that says, “The jet was on a routine mission and a court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident.”

A big accident was avoided by the timely decision making of the pilot as the crash was on an open field instead of densely residential colonies. 

Also Read: MiG-21 Fighter Jet Crashes In Himachal Pradesh's Kangra, Pilot Killed

After the incident villagers reached the spot and one of eyewitness said that there was two to three fighters’ jet flying when one of them collapsed with a huge noise.

Since 2001, the Indian Air Force has lost more than 12 MiG-27s to crashes.

On July 18 a MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force coming from Punjab's Pathankot crashed in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The pilot had died in that accident.

While India has retired the last MiG-27ML squadron on 29 December 2017, two Squadrons based in Jodhpur continue to fly on upgraded MiG-27UPG.