An Indian Air Force-owned Jaguar Aircraft today caught fire during a take-off in Haryana’s Ambala. While the reason of the fire is not known yet, a Court of Inquiry has been ordered after the incident. As per ANI, the pilot was able to eject safely out of the aircraft. As per reports, the plane was scheduled to take part in a routine night flying mission. The aircraft was destroyed in the accident. This is not the first accident in a Jaguar Aircraft. In separate incidents, two Jaguar aircrafts were reported crashed in the year 2015. While one was crashed in the year 2012. On 5th March 2015, a Jaguar had crashed during a training sortie in Chaka area of Allahabad district. That time too, both the pilots were able to escape safely. The plane had crashed into an uninhabited field close to a Food Corporation of India warehouse at Chaka. The same year, another Jaguar aircraft had crashed near the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. Incidentally, this aircraft too had taken-off from same Ambala Air Base.
WATCH: Jaguar aircraft catches fire during take-off in Ambala. Pilot makes quick exit. COI ordered (mobile footage) pic.twitter.com/LKMsMreOC3
— ANI (@ANI_news) September 13, 2016
In 2012, another ill-fated Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in a forest near Lik in Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim with the pilot suffering serious injuries. The Jaguar is an Anglo-French jet attack aircraft, which is still in service with the Indian Air Force.
Further inputs awaited