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IAF’s Mirage 2000 aircraft crashes in MP’s Bhind, pilot ejects safely: Sources

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A Mirage 2000 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed this morning near Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district, officials said. The pilot ejected safely, the Indian Air Force or IAF tweeted.

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Visuals show the debris scattered on an empty field in Mankabad, some 6 km from Bhind. A team of policemen has formed a cordon around the crash site, where the smouldering tail section of the trainer jet is seen half buried in the field.

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A mobile video taken by a person on the ground shows the pilot’s parachute smoothly gliding down.

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