A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Tuesday, but the pilot ejected safely.

The aircraft was on a routine training sortie when it crashed near Allawani Ki Dhani after taking off from Uttarlai airbase, defence spokesperson S.D. Goswamy said.

The pilot baled out safely, he said.

A Court of Enquiry has been ordered into the crash, the spokesperson added.