MiG-29 fighter jet crashes near Jamnagar in Gujarat, pilot ejects safely

Nov 08, 2013, 13:32 IST | Agencies

A MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed between Amran and Jivapar villages here, with the pilot ejecting safely.

The aircraft was on a routine sortie from the Jamnagar airbase. 

"A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed at 11.29 am between Amran and Jivapar villages near Jamangar air base. The pilot ejected safely when the plane crashed," an official said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.

On June 24 this year, a MiG-29 fighter aircraft on a routine sortie had crashed near Lalparda village in Jamnagar district, with the pilot ejecting safely.

In August 2012, nine Air Force personnel including five officers, on board two MI-17 helicopters were killed when two choppers of the Jamangar air base had collided mid-air shortly after take off.

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