IAF Fighter Plane Crashes In UP, Pilot Safely Ejects
An Indian Air Force(IAF) Jaguar Fighter plane has crashed in UP’s Kushinagar area on Monday morning at 11:30am. Both the pilots managed to eject safely. No casuality has been reported yet as the plane crashed in the non residential area of Kushinagar. According to reports, the aircraft was on a routine mission from Gorakhpur Air Force station.
According to the statement by IAF given to ANI, “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,”
The police and administration officials have rushed to the accident site. The IAF Fighter Plane had taken off from the Gorakhpur Air Base.
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The news of crashing aircrafts of the defence force is not anything new, last year a similar incident happened in June 2018 when a Jaguar crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch soon after taking off. The pilot, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan passed away in the incident. A Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter jet has crashed near Nashik in Maharashtra on June 27, 2018. A MiG 27 also crashed near Jodhpur’s Banad area on September 4, 2018.
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The name of the pilot of the IAF Fighter Plane has not been yet ascertained. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident.