You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

IAF Jaguar develops snag while landing, pilot escapes unhurt

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar (Gujarat) 

An fighter jet developed a technical snag during landing at the Air Force base and the pilot's seat got "ejected automatically", an IAF said.

The pilot of the was safe, 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 had not crash landed as it had only developed a technical snag. There was only minor damage to the fighter jet, he said.

The official said that the had developed a technical snag related to the "seat ejection system" while landing.

"As per primary reports, the pilot's seat got ejected automatically when the plane landed at the airbase. It was a minor accident which may have caused some damage to the aircraft. However, it is repairable. Luckily, the pilot escaped unhurt in the incident," the official 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. 21:00 IST