IAF Jaguar crashes near Pokhran


Rajasthan: On Monday a Jagaur aircraft, one of the key fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed near Pokhran in Rajasthan minutes subsequent to taking off from Jaisalmer following both pilots evicted safely. This is the second crash of a Jaguar in the previous one month.

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At 1.45 pm the aircraft was on a schedule training mission when it crashed in an area not far away from the India-Pakistan border. A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been prepared to look into the situation that led to the crash. This is the second Jaguar crash within a month.

Former on September 13 in Ambala, a Jaguar instructor aircraft catch fire through a take-off. Then too, the pilot made a quick outlet and a COI was prepared. The plane was planned to take part in a schedule night flying mission. On June 16, 2015 near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, a Jaguar fighter aircraft crashed, and both the pilots had directed to eject safely.

The plane had taken off at 7:25 a.m. from the Bamrauli air strip in Allahabadand was on a schedule training sortie. The similar year, an additional Jaguar aircraft had crashed near the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.

Incidentally, this aircraft too had taken-off from same Ambala Air Base. Jaguars are a deep penetration strike aircraft and their upgradation procedure is on. Jaguar was among aircrafts the Indian Force flew in the “Red Flag” aerial combat exercises held former this year in US.

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