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IAF trainer aircraft crashes near Allahabad, pilot ejects safely

21649_217705Mumbai: A Jaguar trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed on Tuesday morning near Allahabad. The pilots managed to eject safely. A court of inquiry to probe the crash has been ordered, said an IAF statement on Tuesday.

“One IAF Jaguar trainer aircraft took off at 0725 hrs from Allahabad and crashed 13 kms South-East of Allahabad, today. The aircraft was on a training sortie and both the pilots ejected safely at about 0847 hrs. A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident,” said the statement.

The IAF did not disclose the details of the crash.

On 3 June, an advanced jet trainer aircraft of IAF had crashed in a paddy field at Kudarsahi in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha, injuring two pilots who ejected themselves before the crash.

Earlier on 8 May, a MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Alipurduar town in West Bengal following a technical problem.

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