A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed today near Jodhpur in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely. According to official sources the MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai airforce base.
The jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash at around 11:45 AM in Sirohi district about 120 km south of Jodhpur, they said, adding that the pilot ejected safely.
The sources said a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident. Preliminary reports indicate no loss of life and property on ground.