An Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashed this morning in Rajasthan’s Sirohi.
Today morning a MiG 27 UPG aircraft on a routine mission from Jodhpur, crashed. Further details awaited. pic.twitter.com/ksnVwsflel
— ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2019
“Today morning at around 11.45 a MiG-27 UPG aircraft which got airborne from Utarlai Air Force base experienced engine problems leading to a crash, around 120 km south of Jodhpur. Pilot ejected safely,” a statement from the Indian Air Force (IAF) said.
This is the second time in 2019 a MiG 27 has crashed. On February 12, a MiG 27 aircraft went down near Pokhran range in Rajasthan. However, the pilot had ejected safely before the fighter aircraft hit the ground. The aircraft was on a training mission and had taken off from the Jaisalmer airbase.
More details are awaited