"At around 9:20 am, the pilot of a Jaguar aircraft, on a routine mission from Jamnagar, safely ejected when the aircraft developed a snag during the landing phase. It was a minor accident. Pilot is safe," said the official.
He said a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the incident.
According to him, the plane has not crash landed, as it had only developed a technical snag.There was only minor damage to the fighter jet, he said.
Air Commodore Chauhan, a recipient of the Vayu Sena Medal and the Air Officer Commanding of Jamnagar Air Force Station, died when the deep penetration plane crashed in a field in Bareja village on June 5.
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