An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Gujarat’s Kutch soon after take-off this morning, killing the pilot.
Jaguar took off from the Jamnagar airbase and crashed near a village.
The pilot, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. He was on a routine training mission
The plane reportedly hit cattle grazing in a field, killing 5 cows.
“Today morning a Jaguar aircraft on a routine training mission from Jamnagar crashed around 10:30 am,” defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Manish Ojha said.
The plane’s debris was strewn on the fields near a village in Kutch, around 340 km from Ahmedabad.
The incident comes a month after an IAF helicopter crashed in Assam’s Majuli island, killing two pilots
Wing Commander J James and Wing Commander D Vats died in that crash