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IAF's Jaguar fighter jet crashes in Kutch, pilot dies

By Chennabasaveshwar
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An IAF pilot killed after Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Kutch's Mundra on Tuesday. The aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. The Pilot, Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the crash.

Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan. Courtesy: @livefist

The wreckage of the jet has been found. The plane's debris was strewn far and wide on the outskirts of the village, locals said. "The plane, which was on a routine sortie, crashed near Bareja village," said an official in Gujarat.

The incident comes months after an IAF helicopter crashed in Assam's Majuli island, killing two pilots -- Wing Commander J James and Wing Commander D Vats.

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