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.