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MiG-27 aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Rajasthan

Barmer, Feb 12 (IBNS) One MiG - 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Uttarlai in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Tuesday. No casualty was reported.

"One MiG - 27 aircraft of IAF crashed near Uttarlai on 12 Feb 2013 at about 1548 h. The aircraft was airborne from Uttarlai airbase on a routine flying training sortie," said the IAF in a release.

"Immediately after the take off the aircraft developed a technical snag on engine forcing the pilot to eject at a critical height. The pilot ejected safely. There is no reported damage to any civil property or life," it said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the accident.

This is the fourth Cat I accident of this financial year, said the IAF.



Devendra K Choudhary says...
Govt and defense (IAF) should take strong steps so such incidents never happens again. Jai Hind!

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