File photo of an earlier MiG-27 fighter crash in the same area

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force MiG 27 has crashed near Rajasthan's Jodhpur. While the plane was completely destroyed according to the images of the crash, the pilot is reportedly safe.

While India has retired its MiG-27ML squadrons, two Jodhpur based squadrons are still in service with upgraded MiG-27.

Season of Aircraft Crashes 

On June 8, Indian Air Force's 'Jaguar' developed a snag while landing and had a minor accident. The pilot was on a routine training mission from the Jamnagar Air Force base.

On June 5, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan passed away after his plane went down in the Mundra taluk of the Kutch region in northwestern Gujarat. This was the second alarming incident in the month of June 2018 with an Indian Air Force Jaguar.

Slew of Crashes 

Before these two successive Jaguar crashes, an IAF Cheetah helicopter crash landed at Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir on May 23. The helicopter, too, was on a routine sortie and a court of inquiry was ordered.

On March 20 this year, an Advanced Hawk Jet (AJT) trainer, crashed on the Subarnarekha River bed along Jharkhand and Odisha's border.