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MiG-27 aircraft on training mission crashes near Pokhran, pilot ejects safely

File photo of a MiG-27 ML fighter jet. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Pokhran, Rajasthan, India Feb 12, 2019, 07.31 PM (IST)

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 aircraft on Tuesday evening crashed near Pokhran in Rajasthan, officials said. 

"A MIG 27 aircraft airborne from Jaisalmer crashed during a routine mission today evening. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident," Defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said.

The aircraft had taken off from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and crashed near the Pokhran around 6.10 pm. 

The plane was airborne on a training mission from Jaisalmer.

"No casualty has been reported so far," a police official said.

An IAF spokesman said a court of inquiry would probe the cause of the accident.

(With inputs from agencies)