An Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft crashed on Tuesday around 10.30 am in Gujarat’s Kutch region, according to reports. The IAF Jaguar was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate why the Jaguar fighter jet crashed.
The incident comes months after an IAF helicopter crashed in Assam’s Majuli island, killing two pilots. Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed in a crash in Majuli in February, minutes after their microlight aircraft took off on a routine sortie, defence ministry officials had said.
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“Today [Tuesday] morning a Jaguar aircraft on a routine training mission from Jamnagar crashed around 10:30 am,” Defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Manish Ojha said.
Officials said Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan had taken off on a routine training mission from Jamnagar when the incident took place. Five cows are believed to have been killed too.
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