IAF jet crashes in Kutch, pilot dies

“Today morning a Jaguar aircraft on a routine training mission from Jamnagar crashed around 10:30 am,” defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Manish Ojha said.A court of inquiry has been ordered by the air headquarters to investigate the cause of the crash. The reasons for the crash are not known yet, but the jet was on a routine sortie. The Pilot, Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash.

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch soon after take-off this morning, killing the pilot. Reports suggest the plane flew from the Jamnagar air base and crashed near a village. Aircraft reportedly hit cattle grazing in a field, killing them.

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The aircraft, flown by Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, was on a routine training mission, a defence spokesperson said. The plane’s debris was strewn on the fields near a village in Kutch, around 340 km from Ahmedabad.

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