An Indian Air Force MiG- 27 has crashed amidst the residential area on a locked house damaging the portion of the house in city of Jodhpur. The aircraft was said to be on its routine training when it crashed at 11:30AM. The pilot had ejected safely just seconds before the crash and no casualties were reported.
“The MiG-27, which had taken off from Jodhpur Air Force Station, developed some technical problem and hit a locked house in Kuri Bhagtasni housing board at about 11:30 AM,” DM Vishnu Charan Mallik said.
Defence Spokesperson, Lt Col Manish Ojha, said, “The MiG-27 crashed at 1130 hrs. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. The pilot ejected safely. A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident”.
The fire fighters rushed to the spot immediately. IAF sources say that the pilot had reported the technical failure over the radio and sought for emergency landing. But it was too late as the engine failed and he had to take a life threatening decision of letting the plane go down and ejecting himself out of it.