A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Tuesday in Eta village in Pokaran tehsil of Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district, a defence official said. A MiG-27 aircraft airborne for a training mission from Jaisalmer crashed at around 1810 hrs near Pokhran Range. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident.
“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 Col Sombit Ghosh was quoted as saying by the news agency.
Last year, a MiG 27 aircraft had crashed in Jodhpur, also in Rajasthan. The MiG-27 jet is a Soviet Union-designed fighter aircraft and is among the several fighter jets that the Indian Air Force operates. The Indian Air Force also operates the MiG 21 and the MiG 29.