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Saturday, May 09, 2015

Two civilians killed as MiG-27 crashes; Pilot safe

MiG-27 FloggerA MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Alipurdwar in West Bengal on Friday evening killing two civilians on the ground even as the pilot ejected safely.

The aircraft had taken off from the Hasimara air base in Jalpaiguri district.

The crash happened at 8.30pm about 10 minutes after it went airborne, an IAF official in New Delhi said.

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