An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft suffered a bird hit in Ambala on Thursday morning, reported news agency ANI. The pilot of the fighter jet jettisoned fuel tanks after one of the engines of the aircraft failed.
IAF Sources: An IAF Jaguar pilot jettisoned fuel tanks of his aircraft after one of the engines failed after being hit by a bird, pilot managed to land back safely at the Ambala air base. Small practice bombs jettisoned by his aircraft have also been recovered. pic.twitter.com/tXG3x1MDqR— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2019
However, the pilot managed to land safely at the Ambala Air Base. Small practice bombs jettisoned by the aircraft have been recovered from the crash site.
According to the report, the pilot was going for a training mission when the aircraft got hit by a bird. Soon after the takeoff, the aircraft suffered a bird hit and pilot made an emergency landing in Ambala immediately.
No casualties have been reported in the incident so far. A search operation has been initiated in the area.
Earlier this month, an IAF Jaguar fighter jet belonging to the Jamnagar air base crashed in Gujarat's Kutch. The aircraft was on a routine training mission. The mishap took place on the outskirts of Bareja village near Mundra in Kutch. The pilot, Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, lost his life in the crash.