IAF fighter aircraft crashes, pilot bails out

May 27th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crashed Wednesday in Luni region of Rajasthan but the pilot ejected out safely, an air force official said here.
“The aircraft took off from the Jodhpur air base at 12 noon and crashed in the Luni region sometime later. The pilot, Squadron Leader S.P Deb, ejected in time,” an Indian Air Force spokesperson said.

This is the third aircraft that has crashed in Rajasthan in the past one month. Earlier, the air force lost one of its frontline combat jets Sukhoi-30 MKi and a MiG-29.

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