MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan, pilot ejects safely

Jaipur, Jun 7: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF today 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 S
mig 21 crashes in rajasthan pilot ejects safely -...
PTI June 07, 2013 10:42 IST
Jaipur, Jun 7: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF today 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 S D Goswami told PTI.

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.
 
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