Thursday, 4 August 2011

3 Killed Including Pilot As Jaguar Fighter Jet Of Indian Air Force Crashes In Uttar Pradesh


The Times of India

LUCKNOW: A Jaguar fighter plane of Indian Air Force (IAF) has crashed 50 miles south-east of Gorakhpur in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. At least three persons including the pilot died in the accident.

The plane crashed at Ferozpur Dhilai village under Madhubani block of Mau district. According to police, the pilot of the plane and two persons including a woman working in the field died. Senior officers have rushed to the spot.

The plane had taken off from an air base in Gorakhpur district.

According to police, the plane has been identified as Jaguar. Soon after the accident, an IAF helicopter arrived and lifted the body of the pilot.

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