Indian Air Force plane crashes in Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, October 21 (KMS): An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in Indian state Madhya PradeshThursday morning.

An IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie in the central sector crashed in Bhind district of the state, officials said.

The pilot ejected safely. An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident,” the IAF said in a tweet.

The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed at Mankabagh village of the district, Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh told media. The plane which had taken off from the Maharajpura airbase at Gwalior caught fire after the crash, he said, adding the pilot was rescued.