“An IAF 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,” the IAF said in a tweet.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district on Thursday morning, officials said.
The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed in Mankabagh village of the district, Bhind Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Singh told PTI.
The production of the Mirage 2000 involved three construction sites, all located in Bordeaux, that specialised in different components.
The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine, fourth-generation jet fighter manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The Mirage 2000 evolved into a multirole aircraft with several variants developed, with sales to a number of nations.
The first flight of a production aircraft occurred 31 March 1993, and also service introduction followed in April 1995.
Also the Mirage 2000 started out as a secondary project tentatively named “Delta 1000” in 1972. Dassault was devoting considerable attention to the Mirage G8A, a fixed-geometry derivative of the Mirage G8 that served as the competitor to the Panavia Tornado.
The plane caught fire after the crash, he said, adding that they rescued the pilot.
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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