MiG 21 aircraft crashes in Rajasthan's Barmer district

| Updated: Sep 10, 2016 19:58 IST

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], Sept. 10 (ANI): A MiG-21 aircraft crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer on Saturday, but the pilot and co-pilot managed to eject safely. The plane had taken off from the Utterlai airbase near Barmer. No damage to property has been reported so far and a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. Earlier, a MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force on June 13 crashed in a residential area of the city, with the pilot ejecting safely. The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed at 1130 hours. There were reports of at least three people being injured then. Two houses in the area where the MiG-27 aircraft crashed were reportedly damaged. Initial reports suggest it was a training flight. The MiG-27 flight reportedly crashed near Jodhpur airbase soon after take off. Court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident.(ANI)