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Fighter jet crashes in India, pilot ejects to safety

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Staff Writer | February 13, 2019
A MiG-27 fighter jet belonging to Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in India's western state of Rajasthan on Tuesday evening, officials said.
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Asia   A MiG-27 aircraft crashed during a routine mission
The fighter jet crashed during a training mission above Pokhran in Jaisalmer district, about 452 km west of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.

"A MiG-27 aircraft crashed during a routine mission today evening," a local government official said, adding "the pilot ejected safely."

A police team rushed to the crash area.

Meanwhile, IAF have ordered a court of inquiry to investigate the cause of the crash.