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MiG-23 crashes, pilot killed

February 07, 2004 13:41 IST

An Indian Air Force MiG-23 aircraft on Saturday crashed while participating in an exercise over Pokhran in Rajasthan, killing the pilot.

The crash occurred at 0930 IST when the plane was taking part in a 'range sortie', an IAF spokesman said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to go into the causes of the accident, he said, adding the name of the pilot would be disclosed after his family is informed about the incident.


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