Gujarat

Jaguar fighter jet of IAF develops technical while landing in Gujarat; pilot safely ejects

The incident occurred at 9:20 am on Friday when the IAF aircraft was on a routine training mission

The Hush Post: Within a week when an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot lost his life in Mundra in Kutch district of Gujarat earlier on June 5 in IAF’s Jaguar aircraft crash, another IAF Jaguar aircraft developed a technical snag on Friday morning in Gujarat. Luckily, this time the pilot ejected safely.

The incident occurred at 9:20 am when the aircraft was on a routine training mission. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident, a report said.

Notably, in another Jaguar aircraft crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch, an AIF pilot Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan had lost his life earlier this week. The mishap took place in Bareja village near Mundra in Kutch. The IAF Jaguar aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. A Court of Inquiry was ordered to investigate the cause of the accident. An IAF spokesperson said the aircraft met with the accident at around 10.30 am. “The pilot, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, sustained fatal injuries during the crash,” the spokesperson had reportedly said.

Jaguar is a twin-engine, single seater deep penetration strike aircraft of Anglo-French origin. It has a maximum speed of 1350 km /hr (Mach 1.3). It has two 30mm guns and can carry two R-350 Magic CCMs (overwing) along with 4750 kg of external stores (bombs/fuel), the report said. A Jaguar aircraft can invade deep into the enemy lines on bombing runs.

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