1. IAF trainer Jaguar crashes over Pokhran; pilots eject safely

IAF trainer Jaguar crashes over Pokhran; pilots eject safely

An Indian Air Force (IAF) trainer Jaguar aircraft today crashed over Pokhran in Rajasthan.

By: | Updated: October 3, 2016 4:57 PM
Jaguar, IAF Jaguar, Jaguar crash, Jaguar IAF crash Jaguar crash: Both pilots ejected safely and a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. (File IAF photo)

An Indian Air Force (IAF) trainer Jaguar aircraft today crashed over Pokhran in Rajasthan. Both pilots ejected safely and a court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident. According to the IAF, the aircraft was on a routine training sortie at the time of the incident. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha has said, that the incident occurred in the area which is near the Indo-Pak border.

The trainer Jaguar aircraft is believed to have crashed after developing a technical snag. Further details are awaited. The Jaguar aircraft, is a deep strike fighter plane. It is capable of carrying nuclear payload. The in service Jaguar (non-trainer) has a max. speed of 1350 km /hr (Mach 1.3). It has two 30mm guns and can carry two R-350 Magic CCMs (overwing) alongwith 4750 kg of external stores (bombs/fuel).

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