In a tragic incident, an Indian Air Force’s Jaguar aircraft crashed on June 5 morning killing its pilot Air Commodore Sanjai Chauhan. The fateful incident took place at around 10:30 in the morning in the Mundra taluk of the Kutch region in northwestern Gujarat.
According to sources, Air Commodore Sanjai Chauhan took off the aircraft from Jamnagar Airbase for a routine training mission when the fighter jet crashed near Bareja village in Mundra taluka of Kutch district.
Locals found the debris of the fighter jet on the outskirts of Bareja village near Jamnagar.
Meanwhile, it is reported that a court of inquiry into the incident has been ordered by the air headquarters to investigate the cause of the accident.
#Gujarat: Wreckage of IAF’s Jaguar fighter jet that crashed in Kutch’s Mundra, the aircraft was on a routine training mission from Jamnagar. The Pilot, Air Cmde Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash. Court of Inquiry ordered to investigate cause of accident. pic.twitter.com/bGBiE2L53k
— ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2018
Needless to mention, it is said that Air commodore Sanjai Chauhan didn’t eject from the aircraft when the incident occurred because it was over the village and could have taken many lives.
This is what I call -A Real Hero!
Air commodor Sanjay Chauhan died in a Jaguar crash.He didn’t eject because aircraft was over the village and could have taken many lives ,so he went down with his plane ! RIP🌺
Salute you sir for your unconditional services for motherland🇮🇳🙏 pic.twitter.com/OJEgi4MG9h
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) June 5, 2018
Meanwhile, aircraft crashes continue to happen across India. The Jaguar aircraft crash occurred barely after a fortnight when the crash landing of an IAF Cheetah helicopter occurred at Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir on May 23. The helicopter, too, was said to be on a routine sortie. And on March 20 this year, an Advance Hawk Jet (AJT) trainer was crashed on the Subarnarekha River bed along Jharkhand and Odisha’s border.