"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 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 aircraft 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.
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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