Indian Air Force Jaguar crashes in UP's Kushinagar, pilot safe

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 28, 2019, 02:44 PM(IST)

The Jaguar had taken off from Gorakhpur air force base. Photograph:( WION )

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The Jaguar had taken off from Gorakhpur air force base. The pilot was able to eject safely before the plane crashed.

An Indian Air Force Jaguar has crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, the news agency ANI has reported. 

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Video footage of the crash showed thick grey and black smoke billowing from the plane's wreckage. 

ANI added that the Jaguar had taken off from Gorakhpur air force base, and that the pilot was able to eject safely. 

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the crash. 

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The Jaguar is a British-French attack jet aircraft originally used by the British Royal Air Force and the French Air Force in the close air support and nuclear strike roles. 

It was manufactured by France's Dassault Aviation and the UK's British Aircraft Corporation

It was retired by France in 2005 and the UK in 2007. It continues to be used by the Indian Air Force, albeit in significantly upgraded form. 

In India, the Jaguar was manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. 

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