IAF's MiG-27 crashes near Hasimara in West Bengal on Friday, no casualties
New Delhi, May 9, 2015
A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed soon after taking off from Hasimara in West Bengal yesterday, but there were no casualties, official sources said today.
The aircraft had taken off at 2024 hours yesterday on a routine mission and developed a technical snag soon after, forcing the pilot to abandon it.
A press release from the Ministry of Defence said the pilot ejected at a place near Alipurduar, 40 km south-east of Hasimara.
"The ejection was safe and the aircraft crashed in an empty field, four km east of Alipurduar. As confirmed from civil authorities, there has been no casualities or injuries to any one. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the release added.