IAF's Jaguar fighter plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot ejects safely

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  1. Sea Eagle

    Sea Eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    An Indian Air Force fighter aircraft on a routine flying training mission crashed near Bhuj in Kutch district of Gujarat on Friday.
    The Jaguar fighter had taken off from Bhuj air base at 11.40 am and it crashed 30 km north of Bhuj at Nakhtrana at about 12.06 pm.
    The pilot of the aircraft had ejected safely and there were no casualties on the ground. The plane had crashed at an open space at Nakhtrana.
    The Indian Air Force has ordered a court of inquiry into the crash of the aircraft. The aircraft was airborne when the pilot decided to eject after ensuring that it crashed at an open space, sources said.

    IAF's Jaguar fighter plane crashes near Bhuj, pilot ejects safely - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site

    Another reason why we need new aircrafts now [Capable of carrying nuclear missiles/bombs] !!
     
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    No matter how many crashes imported aircraft get into we will not let LCA to replace any in big number only 40 Mk1 & 80 mk2 :mad::frusty:
     
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    Don't worry once Tejas is fully inducted by 2016 IAF will crash them too !
     
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    Indian govt has forgot that Everything is not ambassador car that u keep using it for 60 yrs
     
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    Dont understand this ...how can a two engine aircraft crash ...I mean if one konks off the other one can bring back the bird ...or are the aircraft so obsolete and the pilots so damn dumb that its not possible.
     
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    Lack of training in advance jet might be the reason
     
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    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    Modern training methodology has a vey less share of training on the bird and most of it in on simulations or computerised training....
    That has lead to decrease in experience of pilot in bird and in air....
    but the quality of Pilot has improved a bit...as we can create various cases as required without risking the pilot and the bird....

    Yes there should be more training involved with the bird...

    the reason is most possible failure of one or the other system... These birds are already in the last few days...
    @Jagdish58 and @Sea Eagle Tejas MK1 was supposed to be the main stay in IAF but IAF saw the opportunity in MK2 and they took it.... tough I agree that its being neglected and I do agree that Numbers on order are too low... but in future if RAFALE is scrapped(Fingers crossed) we will definately see increase in these numbers .....

    40MK1 and 80 MK2 has been made as a precausious order once MK1 gets FOC there will be a definate increase.... They should have gone for higher numbers say close to 80MK1 and 150 MK2 by simply reducing the Rafale order to half.......
    Just hoping no lobby is affecting IAF decision making body.....

    The history of Tejas has a very good report card for safety ..... But what can or will happens cannot say....
     
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