Jaipur: A MiG-21 aircraft of IAF on Friday crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district, with the pilot ejecting safely.

The plane crashed near Sodiyar village at 9 AM and the pilot ejected safely, Defence spokesperson SD Goswami said.

He said the aircraft took off from the Uttarlai Airbase in the western sector and was on a routine sortie.

It crashed 40 km off Barmer, he said. A rescue mission was immediately launched from Jodhpur airbase, he added.

(Agencies)

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