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IAF MiG-27 crashes in northwestern India

01 April 2019

An upgraded Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 ground-attack fighter crashed during a routine flight in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan on 31 March.

An IAF spokesperson said the pilot managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which had taken off from Uttarlai airbase near India’s border with Pakistan at around 1130 h local time and crashed about 120 km from the IAF base at Jodhpur.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

The IAF has lost four other fighter aircraft in similar incidents since January, including a SEPECAT Jaguar, an upgraded Mirage 2000H, a MiG-21, and another upgraded MiG-27.

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