A Mikoyan MiG-27 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Sunday morning in Sirohi, Rajasthan.
The MiG-27 UPG aircraft, which had taken off from Utarlai Air Force base, crashed due to engine problems at around 11: 45 am. The spot is located around 120 km south of Jodhpur.
The pilot ejected safely and there were no casualties.
According to a statement issued by the India Air Force, a Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of accident. The fighter aircraft was on a routine mission at the time of the accident.
In a similar incident, another fighter aircraft, MiG-21, had crashed near Bikaner, Rajasthan on March 8. The aircraft was on a routine mission from Nal near Bikaner.
In July last year, a pilot of a MiG-21 aircraft died when the plane crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district.
(Edited by Vivek Dubey)
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