An Indian Air Force MiG-27 fighter jet crashed in the north-western state of Rajasthan on Saturday, but both pilots ejected safely.
The jet crashed into an open field minutes after taking off from an airbase near Barmer, local police told broadcaster NDTV.
There were no reports of casualties or damage to property on the ground at the crash site, police added.
The air force ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.
India's air force has suffered a spate of crashes involving its fighter planes, most of which are Russian-made MiGs.