Jamnagar, Sep 1: A MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jamnagar on Monday, Sep 1 during a training sortie. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Dheer ejected out safely. The aircraft had got airborne from Jamnagar air base and was on a routine training-flying mission. The crash took place at around 11:50 pm.An inquiry has been ordered to investigate the reasons for the accident.
This is the sixth IAF aircraft to crash this year. Five crashes involved a MiG-27, two MiG-21s, a Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer and a Kiran trainer have taken place this year. A pilot was killed in one of the crashes.