New Delhi, June 5: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft on Tuesday crashed in Mundra in Gujarat’s Kutch district, killing the senior pilot.
The incident took place when the aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar.
The Pilot has been identified as Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan. A Court of Inquiry ordered to investigate the cause of the accident.
#Gujarat: Wreckage of IAF's Jaguar fighter jet that crashed in Kutch's Mundra, the aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. The Pilot, Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. Court of Inquiry ordered to investigate cause of accident. pic.twitter.com/bGBiE2L53k
— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2018
This is the second crash of an IAF aircraft in the last two months according to the Hindustan Times report. An Mi-17 chopper crashed in Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath in April, injuring six.
An IAF chopper also crash landed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Natha Top on May 23. However, all passengers and the crew members were safe.