Indian fighter jet crash injures three on the ground

An Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashed near the western state of Rajasthan's Jodhpur city yesterday, a senior defence official said. Though two pilots ejected safely, three people on the ground were injured and a building near the crash site
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An Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashed near the western state of Rajasthan's Jodhpur city yesterday, a senior defence official said. Though two pilots ejected safely, three people on the ground were injured and a building near the crash site was damaged, the official said on condition of anonymity. The fighter jet was old and the incident happened as soon as it took off on a training flight from the Jodhpur air base, the official said. The Indian Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident, he added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2016, with the headline 'Indian fighter jet crash injures three on the ground'. Print Edition | Subscribe