MIG crashes, Pilot bails out, Thank God.
- From: Mirza Ghalib <mghalib01@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 21:05:29 -0800 (PST)
Why does not the Indian Air Force retire all these flying coffins?
Mig-27 aircraft crashes in Jalpaiguri
PTI | Siliguri/ New Delhi
Posted online: January 31, 2008
A MIG-27 ground attack aircraft crashed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri
district on Thursday injuring a boy but the pilot ejected to safety.
The MIG-27 crashed near Chinchula tea garden at 12:40 pm,
Superintendent of Police, Jalpaiguri, S Tripurari said.
An IAF spokesman in Delhi said that the aircraft was on a routine
training mission and crashed 10.2 km east of the Hashimara airbase.
The pilot, Jasbir Singh, parachuted to safety, Tripurari said, adding
that he was extended immediate help by the Army after he reached
The boy was hit by debris of the aircraft and was injured, the SP
It was the first mishap of an IAF aircraft this year.
The Air Force has instituted a Court of Inquiry to ascertain the
cause of the crash.
The MIG-27s, which were inducted in the late 80s, have had a
comparatively safer record than other MIG variants.
This was the first crash of a MIG-27 in the last 10 years.