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Madhya Pradesh: Air force Mirage crashes in Bhind, pilot ejects safely

12:32 PM Oct 21, 2021 | FP News Service

Bhind (Madhya Pradesh): An air force's Mirage 2000 crashed in Mankabagh village near Bharauli of Bhind on Thursday morning.

"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," tweeted Indian Airforce.

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The Flight lieutenant Abhilash was flying the plane alone. A video that was taken by a local resident shows Abhilash's parachute smoothly gliding down. He has suffered minor injuries on his legs.

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As soon as the information received, the police rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.

Flight lieutenant Abhilash

The aircraft had taken off from the Maharajpura airbase at Gwalior in the morning, the official said.

Bhind district administration and IAF officials reached the spot soon after getting information about the crash.

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