Indian Air Force's Jaguar Fighter Plane Crashes In Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar District

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| January 28 , 2019 , 15:32 IST

An Indian Air Force's Jaguar fighter plane crashed in Kushinagar, about 322 kilometers from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. However, no casualties were reported, as the aircraft crashed in a non-residential area and the pilot also ejected safely.

The Jaguar aircraft was on a routine mission and had taken off from the Gorakhpur Air Force base. A court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident further.

Earlier also other aircraft operated by the IAF have been involved in crashes.

An IAF Jaguar aircraft had crashed in June 2018 in Gujarat's Kutch. The pilot Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan had lost his life in the crash. Reports suggest that the aircraft had flown from the Jamnagaairbasese and crashed near a village.

In April 2017, an M17 helicopter crashed in Uttarakhand's Kedarnath, but all six people on board survived. In March, a plane crashed in Odisha's Mayurbhunj district. The pilot was able to eject from the aircraft, but was injured.

And in February 2017, a microlight chopper crashed in Assam, killing two pilots.