Indian Air Force’s MiG 27 UPG aircraft crashed on Sunday morning in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The incident was reported from Godana near Sheoganj in Sirohi about 180 km away from Jodhpur.
The aircraft was on a routine mission, officials said.
Indian Air Force issued a statement about the incident.
“Today morning a MiG 27 UPG aircraft of IAF which had got airborne from Utarlai Air Force station, crashed around 1145 hrs, 120 kms south of Jodhpur. The pilot had reported engine problems before ejecting safely. Preliminary reports indicate no loss of property or life on ground. A court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of accident,” the statement read.
This comes three weeks after a MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the IAF crashed in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district. The pilot of the MiG-21 aircraft had ejected safely.
MiG 27 is a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft which is originally built by Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union and later licence-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics.