On Tuesday, a technical snag in the engine resulted in the crashing of an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane in Dewliya village near Banad in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. As per the sources, Indian Air Force plane crashed in an empty field which resulted in a fire in the area but the pilot of the Mikoyan MiG-27, a fighter jet was able to escape successfully without even a scratch said defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh.
After the fighter jet caught fire, A fire brigade was sent to the spot and the news of the crash made several Air Force officers and police personnel reach the site.
Defence spokesperson Colonel Sombit Ghosh said that the pilot made the jet crashed in an open field and avoided to create a havoc if it would have crashed in any residential area. He also added that the wise decision of the pilot helped in avoiding a major incident in the area.
After the incident took place, Eyewitness Champalal said that before the plane got crashed in the area, two-to-three fighter planes were seen flying in the air and suddenly one of them was seen emitting smoke and it came down with a loud noise and the area was engulfed in thick smoke. As soon as the plane crashed in the empty field, the villagers rushed to the site. The villagers helped the pilots to reach the hospital in an air ambulance.
On the other hand, IAF revealed that the aircraft crashed during a routine mission and the reason behind the incident will be investigated by the court.
“A MiG 27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today morning. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident,” Ghosh said.
On this, Deputy Commissioner, Jodhpur, Amandeep Singh said that he with other police officials isolated the area after reaching the crash site. No loss of life has been reported in the crash, Deputy Commissioner added.