IAF Jaguar Fighter Aircraft Crashes near Gorakhpur

New Delhi:

An Indian Air Force Jaguar Fighter Aircraft crashed near Gorakhpur today at 12:40 hrs, a press release issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

The Defence Ministry said that the aircraft was on a routine mission and was airborne from Gorakhpur at 12:11.

Aircraft crashed at approximate distance of 46 Km east of Gorakhpur between Hata and Kasya villages in Khushinagar district. Pilot ejected safely.

“A court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident,” said the Defence Ministry.