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Indian Air Force training aircraft crashes in western state

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 16:35, July 06, 2017

An Indian Air Force training aircraft crashed in the western state of Rajasthan on Thursday, defense sources said.

However, both pilots survived the crash as they managed to eject the Russian-made MiG-23UB training plane safely on time, sources said.

The incident took place in Balesar area of Rajasthan's Jodhpur district while the aircraft was on a routine training sortie, they said.

A court of inquiry has been initiated into the crash, sources said.

MiG-23UB trainers are used to train pilots for the Mig-27 fighter jets in service with the Indian Air Force.

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