Barmer: A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer District but the pilot ejected safely.
The crash which occured at a place, about 8 kms from Barmer city, left a motorcyclist injured. Barmer District in the western part of the state shares border with Pakistan.
Air Force sources said the crash occurred at about 3:10 PM.
The pilot ejected safely but a civilian was injured and his motorcycle got damaged in the incident, they said.
“The plane was on a routine sortie from Jodhpur airbase to Uttarlai airbase in Barmer when it crashed,” Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said over phone from Jodhpur. “The pilot bailed out safely and was taken to a hospital,” he said. SP Barmer Anil Paris Deshmukh said a man who was on a motorcycle was injured in the incident. (PTI)
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