A MIG-23 training aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in Jodhpur’s Balesar district in Rajasthan on Monday, reports ANI. Both the pilots are safe after they ejected well in time before the fatal crash.

Reportedly, the incident took place when the training aircraft lost control after it took off from base camp in Jodhpur. 

The rescue team has been rushed to the spot to ascertain the situation. There are no reports about the person on board.

The incident happens in the same week as another Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF engaged in flood rescue mission in the state went missing on Tuesday after it took off from Pilputu Helipad near Sagalee for the Naharlagun heliport in Arunachal Pradesh.

The helicopter was evacuating people stranded in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.

A search and rescue team of the Arunachal Police on Wednesday said it has found the wreckage of the missing IAF helicopter and two mutilated bodies near it.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) however said it was not certain if the debris was of its missing Advanced Light Helicopter.

First Published | 6 July 2017 12:21 PM
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