An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar fighter aircraft crashed in an open field in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on January 28. The pilot ejected safely, report suggest. The aircraft had taken off from the Gorakhpur Air Force base.
A cloud of thick, dense smoke could be seen filling the frame, as a massive crowd can be seen gathered at the location of the incidence, surrounded the blazed Jaguar fighter.
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“Today (Monday) morning, a Jaguar aircraft while on a routine mission from Gorakhpur, crashed. Pilot ejected safely. A court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident,” IAF said in a statement, according to ANI.
The police and officials from administration have rushed to the accident site. No casualities have been reported so far.
An IAF Jaguar aircraft had crashed in June 2018 in Gujarat’s Kutch. The pilot Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan had lost his life in the crash. Reports suggest that the aircraft had flew from the Jamnagar air base and crashed near a village.