West Bengal: MIG-27 crashes, pilot ejects safely

MIG 27
Kolkota, Sep 24: Indian Air Force MIG-27 aircraft crashed in West Midnapore district of West Bengal on Friday, Sep 24 morning.

The MIG-27, taken off from the Kalaikunda airforce base, crashed at 8:30 am in Duria village when it was on a routine sortie. The pilot has been ejected safely.

Authorities ordered an commission of enquiry on the incident. Another helicopter from Kalaikunda airbase has brought back the pilot to the airbase.

Earlier on Apr 24, 2010, another MIG-27 fighter aircraft crashed in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.

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