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IAF MiG-27 crashes near Uttarlai

Posted on Feb 13, 10:33AM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 12 : An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG-27 crashed today near Uttarlai in Barmer district of Rajasthan but there were no casualties, an official spokesman said here.

The aircraft which crashed at about 1600 hrs, was airborne from Uttarlai airbase on a routine flying training sortie.

Immediately after the take off, it developed a technical snag on engine, forcing the pilot to eject at a critical height.

''The pilot ejected safely,'' the spokesman said. There was no reported damage to any civil property or life.

A Court of Inquiry had been ordered to look into the accident.

This is the fourth such accident this financial year.