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Video catches the moment when IAF Jaguar faces a bird-hit in Ambala | Watch

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft suffered a bird hit in Ambala on Thursday morning. Watch the full video of how the pilot manoeuvres safely after taking the hit.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: June 28, 2019 23:12 IST
IAF Jaguar aircraft
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IAF Jaguar aircraft

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft suffered a bird hit in Ambala on Thursday morning. The pilot of the fighter jet jettisoned fuel tanks after one of the engines of the aircraft failed.

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.

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.

What is a bird strike/bird hit?

A bird strike— sometimes called birdstrike, bird ingestion (for an engine), bird hit, or bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH)— is a collision between an airborne animal (usually a bird or bat) and a manmade vehicle, especially an aircraft. The term is also used for bird deaths resulting from collisions with structures such as power lines, towers and wind turbines.

Also Read: Bird-hit IAF jaguar aircraft jettisons fuel tanks after engine failure in Ambala

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