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    Indian MiG-27 Fighter Jet Crashes in Rajasthan - Defense Ministry (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday during a routine flight near the city of Jodhpur in the country's northern state of Rajasthan, and the pilot has managed to eject safely, Indian Defense Ministry spokesman Sombit Ghosh said.

    "A MiG 27 aircraft airborne from Jodhpur crashed during a routine mission today morning. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident," Ghosh told reporters, as quoted by The Economic Times.

    The crash has not resulted in any casualties among civilians on the ground as the jet crashed on an open field.

    ​Photos from the crash site showed a huge fire.

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