Another MiG jet of Indian air force crashes in Rajasthan - Pakistan Today

Another MiG jet of Indian air force crashes in Rajasthan

In another incident,  MiG 27 UPG aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed Sunday morning, Indian news channel India TV reported. 

The incident was reported from Godana near Sheoganj in Sirohi, while the aircraft was on a routine mission from Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

Fate of the pilot was unknown. Any injuries or casualties into the incident were yet not reported.

Earlier on February 12 this year, a MiG 27 fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, while it was flying on a training mission. The pilot of the crashed MiG 27 jet was reported to be safe.

The MiG-27 is a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, originally built in the Soviet Union and later licence-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur (“Valiant”).

It is based on the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 fighter aircraft but optimized for the air-to-ground attack.

The MiG-27 remains in service with the Indian, Kazakh and Sri Lankan Air Forces in the ground attack role. All Russian and Ukrainian MiG-27s have been retired.

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