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Saturday, 25 May 2024 10.59 PM IST

IAF's fighter jet crashes in Rajasthan, pilot's ejects out

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JAISALMER: A fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer during a training flight. Immediately after the accident, the pilot ejected out safely using a parachute. The Tejas fighter jet, which has been used by the army since 2001, crashed into a college ground in Lakshmi Chand Sanwal Colony. This is the first time that a Tejas fighter jet has met with such an accident.

The Air Force has a total of 40 Tejas aircraft that have been part of the Army for 23 years. An advance of Rs 36,468 crore has been given for around 83 flights. Developed by the Hindustan Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, the Tejas became part of the Indian Air Force in 2016. Along with the Air Force, the Navy also uses the aircraft.

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