MiG-27 fighter jet crashes in Jodhpur, pilot ejects safely

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A MiG-27 fighter jet, which was on a routine mission from Jodhpur, crashed in a village in Sirohi, Rajasthan, on Sunday, a Defence official said. The pilot ejected safely.

“Today (Sunday) morning, a MiG 27 UPG aircraft on a routine mission from Jodhpur crashed in Godana village. The pilot ejected safely,” the official added.

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The MiG-27 is a Soviet era ground-attack aircraft that India bought in the early 1980s. It flew strike missions in the Kargil War in 1999.

Last month, another MiG-27 fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer. The fighter jet crashed during a training mission and the pilot ejected safely above the Pokhran range.

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