外文标题：IAF plane crashes near Allahabad, pilots eject safely
ALLAHABAD: A Jaguar fighter of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Naini area of Allahabad on Tuesday morning. The fighter crash landed in an open area, called Dubey ka Talab, and both the pilots ejected safely and no loss of life has been reported.
According to defence PRO, the fighter, a trainer version of Jaguar, was on a routine flight and took off from Bamraulli airbase at 7.30 am and crashed at around 8.45 am at a open ground besides FCI godown, some 18 km from Bamrauli at Naini.
According to some eye witnesses it was the sheer presence of mind of the pilots that the fighter crashed in an open area rather than nearby buildings otherwise there could be many causality on the ground too. During the last minutes of crash, the fighter touched the grill of a nearby house and crashed on the open ground and the impact was so strong that the fighter penetrated around 10 feets into the ground.
Before the impact, the two pilots managed to eject and are safe with no reports of any causality on the ground or loss of property.
According to defence PRO, an inquiry will be setup to ascertain the cause of the crash.
IAF jets dropping like flies,we don't need an enemy.
S Yadav ()
The IAF must hold the record for peacetime crashes!! How embarrasing and what will happen during a war when planes are pushed to the limits?
S L Gera (Unknown)
Pilot's safety is paramount.
IAF must hold the record for most crashes.The Russian MIG's were blamed before as junk,Now the JAG's which have a proven record are lost.the recruiting process needs to change for the future TOP GUNS.
Ravi (Delhi) replies to guru
They even crashed C-130 global master. it does not have to do with Mig or Jaguar. even if the have F-22 it will crash. Lazy technician of Indian air force.
We do have a problem losing planes so often. After all they are bought from the taxes I and many other working people pay. Is it poor maintenance or poor pilot training ?
Why so many costly fighter planes crash in India??? No explanation.
Ramachandra Kurup (Malaysia)
IAF buying very expensive planes just to crash them.
annumallya (Mangalore) replies to Ramachandra Kurup
Ah, if new planes are not kept on being bought, HOW will world economy improve ?
Why every month I read crash news, litreally it's every month now. lucky our brothers lived but what is wrong and what is IF doing to stop this? This is not a joke every month some of our brothers put their life's on risk.