Tragic incident: Senior IAF Officer killed after Fighter Jet crashes in Gujarat

In a disastrous incident, a senior Indian Air Force pilot passed away after his fighter jet, Jaguar crashed near Jamnagar. The deceased pilot is identified as Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan who drew his last breathe on Tuesday in the Mundra taluk of the Kutch region in Northwestern Gujarat.

An Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet faced a massive destruction after it took off from the Jamnagar air base in Gujarat, official sources confirmed the news. The officials said that Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan was on a customary training mission but unfortunately, he lost his life in the crash as the fighter jet got wrecked around 10.30 am.

IAF’s Jaguar fighter Jet crashed crashed in Kutch’s Mundra, senior IAF officer killed in a crash. (Credits: ANI Official Twitter handle)

A Court of Inquiry into the incident has been ordered by the air headquarters to investigate the cause of the accident, the sources said. “The plane, which was on a routine sortie, crashed near Bareja village,” said an official in Gujarat.

The locals said that the plane was scattered into pieces in the village area. According to the sources, court of inquiry is ordered to investigate the root cause for the tragic accident.

According to ANI source, “Wreckage of IAF’s Jaguar fighter jet that crashed in Kutch’s Mundra, the aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. The Pilot, Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. Court of Inquiry ordered to investigate cause of accident.”

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