Friday, November 30, 2012

IAF Jaguar Crashes, Pilot Ejects

PHOTO / IAF
An IAF Jaguar strike aircraft crashed today in Sikkim in India's North-East, the third crash since April this year (the last was a MiG-21 in Western India last week). The Jaguar pilot Flt Lt Yogesh Kumar Yadav managed to eject and has only sustained minor injuries. A detachment of Jaguars is currently based at the IAF's base in Hashimara. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the crash.

9 comments :

Abid said...

Was it an reengined and upgraded Jaguar. if yes... the increased trust / weight engine is posing hazard in hills flying. Its really concern that shortly now chinese airforce flew threatening near our air space, and our airplanes are going down.

Anonymous said...

Was this with the HAL's DARIN 111 programmed Jaguar

Anonymous said...

no sense for Darin upgrade of these planes. It would have been better if the money would have been spent for buying low cost planes of new airframe such as gripen or f16 or even mig35.

Anonymous said...

PAK need not fear iaf, india would loose half of its palnes to "accidents", PAF can pick the rest.

RAVISH said...

IS THIS NEW JAGUAR DARIN III ????

Anonymous said...

Guys, guys, guys! Darin III upgrade demonstrator just flew flight trials by HAL. These are old jets.

Anonymous said...

@Anon@Pak 9:13.
The IAF in fact has improved its safety rate very significantly in the past few years,

The Paki Air Farce has gone the inverse way with its crash rate ever increasing.

They just lost a Mirage a couple of days ago with a fatality.

As it it it with budget issues the PAF flies much lesser than the IAF.
Yet this year PAF have barely let a single month pass without a crash.

Anonymous said...

The life of the pilot is more important than the old dubba. Hope his injuries are not serious and we should be seeing him again .

Meanwhile we are still producing Jags ? So why cant the old planes be replace by the new one on a squad. by squad. basis.

PRINCE YADAV said...

no sir its drain 1