New Delhi, June 16: An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar trainer aircraft crashed today, near Allahabad.
An IAF Spokesperson confirmed that the Jaguar took off at 7:25 am from Allahabad and crashed 13 km South-East of Allahabad.
The aircraft was on a training sortie. Both the pilots have ejected safely at about 8:47 am.
A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate into the cause of the accident.
This is the 2nd IAF Jaguar crash of the year and 5th combat aircraft crash overall. Minutes after the crash new was out, social media is already flooded with comments pointing towards poor maintenance.
"Going by this record, IAF will have no fighters left," says a comment.