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IAF’s Mirage crashed in Madhya Pradesh, pilot safe

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighter plane crashed in the Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The pilot ejected safely with the help of the parachute and is safe. 

The fighter plane was being operated by a single pilot. The accident occurred when the aircraft took off from the Maharajpura airbase at Gwalior for a training sortie. 

The crash happened due to a technical glitch. The IAF has started an enquiry to find out the exact cause of the crash. The aircraft crashed in an agricultural field in Babedi Village in Bhind district. 

“An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector this morning. The pilot ejected safely. An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” the IAF tweeted. 

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