IAFs MiG-29 aircraft crashes near Jamnagar, pilot safe

September 1st, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Jamnagar, Sept 1 (ANI): A MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jamnagar today during a training sortie.
The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Dheer ejected out safely.
The aircraft had got airborne from Jamnagar air base and was on a routine training-flying mission. The crash took place at around 11:50 p.m.
An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the reasons for the accident.
This is the sixth IAF aircraft to crash this year. Five crashes involved a MiG-27, two MiG-21s, a Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer and a Kiran trainer have taken place this year. A pilot was killed in one of the crashes. (ANI)

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