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IndiaIAF aircraft Mirage 2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot ejected safely

IAF aircraft Mirage 2000 crashes in Madhya Pradesh, pilot ejected safely

Published: 21st Oct 2021 2:33 pm

Bhopal: A Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district on Thursday.

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The incident occurred at Mankabagh village near Barauli area of Bhind, which is around 500 km from state capital Bhopal.

The aircraft was being flown by lieutenant Abhilash. A video taken by a local shows pilot gliding down smoothly with the help of a parachute. However, he received minor injuries.

Soon after the crash, the plane caught fire, however, the pilot was ejected safely with minor injuries, said a police official in Bhind district.

“Villagers spotted the aircraft and informed local police. A team rushed to the spot and started rescue operation,” said a senior police official.

The aircraft had taken off from Maharajpura airbase in Gwalior in the morning, a senior airport official told IANS.

“An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely,” IAF said adding that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash.

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