Jan 23, 2014, 2:27 AM
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IAF Jaguar aircraft crashes in Rajasthan state

New Delhi, Jan 23, IRNA -- A Jaguar aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday night crashed near Bholasar village in Rajasthan state’s Bikaner district, but the pilot and co-pilot ejected safely.

The pilots detected a technical problem while landing at Nal airport in Bikaner and ejected timely, pti quoted Defence spokesperson S D Goswami as saying. 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.

Meanwhile, police said that both the pilots of the crashed Air Force Jaguar are safe and have been located near Salasar village in Bikaner.