A Mikoyan MiG-27 fighter belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Tuesday evening in Rajasthan state, located in the north-western part of India.
The fighter aircraft crashed during a routine training mission. The pilot ejected safely above the Pokhran range, NDTV reported.
"A MiG-27 aircraft airborne from Jaisalmer crashed during a routine mission today evening. Pilot ejected safely. A court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident," defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said.
A court of inquiry has been ordered to establish the reason for the crash.
The MiG-27 is a Soviet era ground-attack aircraft that India bought in the early 1980s. It flew strike missions in the Kargil War in 1999, hitting hard targets in the mountains.
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On January 28, a Jaguar fighter plane crashed in Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The pilot managed to eject safely.
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