Civil, Defence and police officials reached the site and cordoned off the area
The Hush Post: In another incident of a fighter jet crash, an Indian Air Force (AIF) MiG-27 crashed in an open field in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan on Tuesday morning. No one was injured in this incident and the pilot also ejected to safety just before the crash. Cause of the crash is said to be a technical snag.
The incident occurred in Dewliya village of Jodhpur. The village is situated near Banad. According to defence spokesman Col Sombit Ghosh, the pilot was able to escape unhurt. The crash resulted in a fire in the area, a report said.
A fire brigade team was rushed to the spot immediately after coming to know about the crash and resulting fire. The Air Force officers and police officials reached the site.
The defence spokesman said that the pilots avoided dense residential colonies and the jet crashed on an open field. A major accident was averted by the timely decision of the pilots, the report said.
Eyewitnesses reportedly said that two-to-three fighter planes were flying when one of them was seen emanating smoke. It came down suddenly with a loud noise and the area was engulfed in thick smoke.
The jet had taken off from the Jodhpur airbase before it crashed in the field. The aircraft crashed during a routine mission said the IAF.
A Court of Inquiry (CoI) will investigate the cause of the accident it added. “A MiG 27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today morning. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident,” Co Sombit Ghosh was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Jodhpur Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amandeep Singh said no loss of life has been reported in the crash. The civil administration and police officials reached the spot and cordoned off the area, the report said.