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IAF aircraft crashes near Barmer, pilots safe

IANS  |  Jaipur 

A Sukhoi aircraft of the (IAF) on Wednesday crashed near Barmer, about 550 km from here.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie. Both pilots ejected to safety.

The is inquiring into the incident.

"Three persons sustained minor injuries in the incident, which happened in the afternoon. Parts of the crashed aircraft fell on three 'kuccha' or temporary houses," a police officer told IANS.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundha Raje in a tweet said: "News of Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft crash in Barmer is extremely unfortunate. Prayers for speedy recovery of injured. Glad the pilots are safe."

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 18:16 IST
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