Published On : Thu, Jul 6th, 2017

IAF’s MIG 23 aircraft crashes in Jodhpur’s Balesar

An Indian Air Force’s (IAF) training aircraft crashed in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan on Thursday. According to reports, the incident happened in Balesar region of the district. Both the pilots have been ejected safely. More details are awaited on the incident. Earlier it was reported that Indian Army’s MI-35 helicopter has crashed in Jodhpur district.

Earlier on June 4, an Indian Air Force helicopter went missing. Later, its debris was spotted in a deep ravine on Wednesday. In a bid to locate the chopper, a massive search operation was launched by the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with Arunachal Pradesh Police and India Reserve Battalion.

The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the IAF was engaged in flood rescue mission in Arunachal Pradesh when it went missing at around 3.50 pm on June 4 after taking off from Pilputu Helipad near Sagalee. The helicopter was deployed in the evacuation of the people stranded in Sagalee and Dambuk due to massive landslides caused by heavy rains.