<p>Jaipur, September 4, 2018</p>.<div>An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG aircraft crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission on Tuesday, the Defence PRO said. Both pilot and co-pilot ejected safely.</div>.<div>The MiG 27 fighter jet, which had got airborne from Jodhpur, came down near Devriya village. </div>.<div>The pilots avoided dense residential colonies and the jet crashed on an open field, Colonel Sombit Ghosh, Defence PRO, said. </div>.<div>A major accident was averted by the timely decision of the pilots, he said.</div>.<div>Thick smoke emanated from the spot, as villagers rushed to the site.</div>.<div>A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident, Ghosh said.</div>.<div>Eyewitness Champalal said that two-to-three fighter planes were flying when one of them was seen emanating smoke. It came down suddenly with a loud noise and the area was engulfed in thick smoke. </div>.<div>The pilots were taken to a hospital in an air ambulance.</div>.<div>NNN</div>.<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">(Our News Desk can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)</span></p>. Did you like this story? .<a href="https://www.instamojo.com/netindian/support-netindian/">Make a donation</a>. and help us to serve you better.