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IAF Jaguar develops snag while landing, pilot ejects safely

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar 

An fighter jet today developed a technical snag during landing at the Air Force base, an IAF said.

The pilot of the is safe as he ejected in time, said the

"At around 9:20 am, the pilot of a aircraft, on a routine mission from Jamnagar, safely ejected when the developed a snag during the landing phase. It was a minor accident. Pilot is safe," said the

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.

The incident comes just three days after another fighter jet crashed in Kutch in which Air Commodore was killed.

Air Commodore Chauhan, a recipient of the Vayu Sena Medal and the of Air Force Station, died when the deep penetration plane crashed in a field in Bareja village on June 5.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 14:25 IST