MiG-21 crashes, pilot ejects safely

Last Updated: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:46

Jaipur: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF on Friday crashed in Rajasthan`s Barmer district, with the pilot ejecting safely.

The plane crashed near Sodiyar village at 9 AM and the pilot ejected safely, Defence Spokesperson SD Goswami told a news agency.

He said the aircraft took off from the Uttarlai Airbase in the western sector and was on a routine sortie.

It crashed 40 km off Barmer, he said.

A rescue mission was immediately launched from Jodhpur airbase, he said.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Air Force to ascertain the cause of the crash.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:46

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