MiG-27 fighter aircraft crashes in Barmer, pilot safe

Jaipur A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district today, but the pilot ejected safely.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani after taking off from Uttarlai airbase, defence spokesperson S D Goswamy said.

The pilot bailed out safely, he said.

A Court of Enquiry has been ordered into the crash, the spokesperson added.

Story First Published: February 12, 2013 16:59 IST

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