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IAF's Mirage-2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot ejects safely

An Indian Air Force plane has crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district. The pilot ejected safely.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 21, 2021 12:06 IST
 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet
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 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet

An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on Thursday morning. "An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely," the IAF said in a tweet. 

The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed in Mankabagh village of the district, Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh said. The plane caught fire after the crash, he said, adding that the pilot was rescued.

The aircraft had taken off from the Maharajpura airbase at Gwalior in the morning. Bhind district administration and IAF officials reached the spot soon after getting information about the crash.

An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident, the IAF said.

More details awaited 

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