NEW DELHI, July 6 (Xinhua) -- An Indian Air Force training aircraft crashed in the western state of Rajasthan on Thursday, defense sources said.
However, both pilots survived the crash as they managed to eject the Russian-made MiG-23UB training plane safely on time, sources said.
The incident took place in Balesar area of Rajasthan's Jodhpur district while the aircraft was on a routine training sortie, they said.
A court of inquiry has been initiated into the crash, sources said.
MiG-23UB trainers are used to train pilots for the Mig-27 fighter jets in service with the Indian Air Force.