Indian Air Force: Indian Air Force’s Jaguar fighter plane crashes in UP’s Kushinagar

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NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force‘s Jaguar fighter plane has crashed in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, the aircraft was on a routine mission from Gorakhpur. The pilot manged to eject safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.

The crash comes after a MiG 27 has crashed near Jodhpur’s Banad area on September 4, 2018.

On June 5, 2018, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan passed away after his Jaguar fighter plane went down in the Mundra taluk of the Kutch region in northwestern Gujarat. This was the second alarming incident in the month of June 2018 with an Indian Air Force Jaguar.

Slew of crashes

A Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter jet has crashed near Nashik in Maharashtra on June 27, 2018.

On June 8, 2018, Indian Air Force’s ‘Jaguar’ developed a snag while landing and had a minor accident. The pilot was on a routine training mission from the Jamnagar Air Force base.

Before these two successive Jaguar crashes, an IAF Cheetah helicopter crash landed at Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir on May 23. The helicopter, too, was on a routine sortie and a court of inquiry was ordered.

On March 20 this year, an Advanced Hawk Jet (AJT) trainer, crashed on the Subarnarekha River bed along Jharkhand and Odisha’s border.





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