MiG 27 crash
Villagers stand beside the wreckage of a crashed MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Bhotputti village in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal July 24, 2010 [Representational Image]Reuters

A MiG-27 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Tuesday, injuring a motorcyclist.

The aircraft crashed at 3:10pm after it took off from Jodhpur airbase and was on its way to Uttarlai air force station in Rajasthan, according to PTI report.

Although the pilot managed to escape unhurt, the motorcyclist, Loon Singh, sustained burn injuries and fractured his hand when the jet fell over his bike. The 26-year-old was on his way to a neighbouring village when the jet crashed, NDTV reported.

A defence spokesperson from New Delhi said that helicopters have been flown to the accident site for rescue operation.

He said that the aircraft was taking a routine flight when the incident occurred. An investigation into the crash has been ordered.

In an earlier another incident in May 2014, a young fighter pilot lost his life when his aircraft crashed while he was on a routine training sortie in Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir.