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Jaguar aircraft crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 10:52pm IST Updated: Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 10:53pm IST | Place: Bikaner (Rajasthan) | Agency: PTI

A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force tonight crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan's Bikaner district but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely.

Defence spokesperson S D Goswami said the pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport here and ejected timely.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain facts.

The aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, took off from Nal airport but crashed between Bholasar and Akasar villages.

Police said there was no immediate report of any loss to civil property.

This is first incident of an IAF plane crashing this year. 

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