Pilot of the crashed jet is reportedly safe. According to media reports, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will set up a court of enquiry to investigate the cause of the accident.
A MiG-27 aircraft airborne for a training mission from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan crashed around 6:10 PM near Pokhran Range. Pilot ejected safely. A Court of inquiry will investigate the cause of the accident. pic.twitter.com/UAykQjGVCZ— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2019
This is the second big crash of a fighter jet of IAF within a fortnight. Earlier this month, an upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter jet crashed in Bengaluru killing two pilots.