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Jaguar aircraft of IAF crashes in Rajasthan’s Pokhran, both pilots eject safely

india Updated: Oct 03, 2016 18:18 IST
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This is the second incident involving a Jaguar aircraft within a month. On September 13, a Jaguar trainer aircraft caught fire during a take-off in Haryana’s Ambala.(PTI file photo)

An Indian Air Force Jaguar aircraft crashed in Pokhran area of Rajasthan on Monday after both the pilots had ejected safely.

On a routine training sortie, the jet took off from Jaisalmer and crashed in the area near the India-Pakistan border at around 1.45 pm.

According to IAF sources, the trainer aircraft crashed following a technical snag.

A court of inquiry (CoI) has been ordered, defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha said.

The Jaguars are deep strike fighter planes, capable of carrying nuclear payload.

This is the second incident involving a Jaguar aircraft within a month. On September 13, a Jaguar trainer aircraft caught fire during a take-off in Haryana’s Ambala. The plane was scheduled to take part in a routine night flying mission.

The pilot had made a quick exit from the plane then as well, and a COI was ordered.

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