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Fighter plane crashed in UP's Kushinagar, pilots evacuate safely

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar fighter plane crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar on Monday. The fighter plane crashed in a non residential area of Kushinagar. No loss to life and property has been reported. Both the fighter pilots were able to evacuate safely.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 28 Jan 2019 10:48 AM GMT

Fighter plane crashed in UPs Kushinagar, pilots evacuate safely
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Kushinagar: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar fighter plane crashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar on Monday.

The fighter plane crashed in a non residential area of Kushinagar. No loss to life and property has been reported. Both the fighter pilots were able to evacuate safely.

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As per sources, IAF’s Jaguar fighter plane had taken off from the Gorakhpur Air Force base

The police and officials from administration rushed to the accident site, minutes after the news broke out.

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IAF issued a statement saying, “Today (Monday) morning, a Jaguar aircraft while on a routine mission from Gorakhpur, crashed. Pilot ejected safely. A court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the accident.”

In June 2018, another Jaguar had crashed in Gujarat's Kutch, costing the life of the pilot.

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Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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