In a Freak Accident, MiG-27 Fighter Jet Falls on Biker in Rajasthan

Barmer, Rajasthan: A MiG-27 fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer today and a part of it fell on a passing motorcycle, injuring the young man who was riding it.

26-year-old Loon Singh was on his way to a village to distribute invitations to his own wedding when the jet crashed a little after 3 pm. He miraculously suffered minor burns and a fractured hand, but his bike was completely burnt.

The Indian Air Force says the pilot ejected safely before the crash at a village four km from Barmer.

The MIG 27 was on a routine sortie from the Jodhpur air base to Uttarlai. The Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.