MiG-27 crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects safely

Jodhpur: A MiG-27 aircraft of the IAF on Monday crashed in a residential area of the city, with the pilot ejecting safely.

Plane crashOfficials gather around the remains of an Indian Air Force Mig 27 fighter jet that crashed into a residential building in Jodhpur in India's western Rajasthan state. Pic/AFP

The plane crashed adjacent to a house in an open area in Mahaveer Nagar, SHO Basni Police Station Rajesh Yadav told PTI.

The pilot was on a routine training mission. He had reported a technical problem and sought priority landing. However, as the engine had failed, he had to eject, IAF sources said.

The area has been cordoned off and police officials have reached the spot.

ACP Jodhpur (West) Sima Hingonia said a portion of a house where the plane crashed was damaged. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

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