IAF Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Gujarat’s Kutch, pilot killed

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

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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

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