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MiG-21 crashes in Jamnagar, pilot ejects safely

Jamnagar: A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force, which was on a range firing sortie, crashed near Bed village in Jamnagar district on Saturday after its wing caught fire.

IAF officials said the pilot ejected immediately after a flash was seen on the wing which resulted in fire.

"A MiG-21 crashed at Rasoolnagar area near Bed village, 20-km from Jamangar city," district superintendent of police Neeraj Badgujar told PTI.

The pilot, who landed in a tide-pool created by the sea water near the spot, was later rescued by an IAF chopper.

This is the second such incident this week involving MiG series aircraft. A MiG-27 fighter aircraft crashed on Tuesday in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

In 2012, two IAF choppers had collided and crashed near the same spot between Bed and Samrath villages and nine personnel were killed.

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