The pilot ejected out to safety. According to reports, the plane crashed shortly after take-off. A Court of Inquiry into the incident by the Air Force.
The inquiry will reveal what exactly led to the crash but crashes have been plaguing the Indian Air Force for a long time now.
MiG-27s are among the ageing fighter jets serving the force. Built by Soviet Russia, the jet has seen action in many wars and has proved to be a highly competent machine.
As part of its modernization drive, the India Air Force plans to phase out the MiG-27s from 2018-2020. It currently operates around 165 of these fighters.