Rajasthan: IAF's Tejas Aircraft Crashes In Jaisalmer, Pilot Escapes Safely; Visuals Surface

Rajasthan: IAF's Tejas Aircraft Crashes In Jaisalmer, Pilot Escapes Safely; Visuals Surface

Local police and administration officials rushed to the spot immediately. The pilot escaped safely without any injuries in the incident.

Rahul MUpdated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 05:34 PM IST
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Rajasthan: A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas of the Indian Air Force crashed near Rajasthan's Jaisalmer on Tuesday afternoon. The crash took place during an operational training sortie. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The aircraft was reportedly undergoing a training sortie when it suddenly crashed near the Jawahar Colony area in Jaisalmer. Local police and administration officials rushed to the spot immediately. The pilot escaped safely without any injuries in the incident.

Indian Air Force Issues Statement

The Indian Air Force shared a statement giving information on the crash. "One Tejas aircraft of the Indian Air Force met with an accident at Jaisalmer, today during an operational training sortie. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been constituted to find out the cause of the accident," said the Air Force in a statement.

A hostel belonging to the Bhil community has collapsed near Deadansar in Jaisalmer. There were no students present in the hostel at the time of the incident.

Senior officials including UIT Secretary Jitendra Singh Naruka, Commissioner Lajpal Singh Sodha, along with police and administrative officers, have reached the scene.

Jaisalmer Collector Pratap Singh told the BBC News, "As soon as information about the incident was received, the police and administration were immediately dispatched to the scene. The fire caused by the incident has been brought under control. We are awaiting further information."

Today, a war exercise involving all three military branches, named 'Bharat Shakti', is underway in Pokhran. It remains unconfirmed whether this aircraft was part of the exercise or not.

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