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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57622
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:18-JAN-2007
Time:16:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SEPECAT Jaguar IS
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force (IAF)
Registration: JS1..
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pokhran firing range, Jaisalmer, Rajastan -   India
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Naal AB, Bikaner, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An Air Force pilot was killed when a Jaguar fighter aircraft blew up mid-air while taking part in a live air-to-ground firing excercise in Pokharan range in Rajashthan's Jaisalmer district.

Flying Lieutenant Ronald Kevin Serrao was killed when the aircraft disintegrated mid-air apparently while off-loading its armaments during exercise, IAF sources said. According to an Air Force spokesman, the fighter aircraft got airborne from the Naal airbase near Bikaner at 16:40 hours on a live firing mission and crashed between Delasar and Dhaysar villages, about 55 kms from Jaisalmer, minutes later.

The debris of the fighter plane, which got blown into pieces, was spread over large sections of sand dunes between the two villages.

The body of the pilot has been located, a police officer said.

A court of inquiry has been ordered to find out the cause of the accident.

Sources:

http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=2007001
http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_india.html
http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?444548
http://web.archive.org/web/20121118000509/http://www.scramble.nl:80/sb.htm (Scramble 334)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Jul-2011 00:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2011 01:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2011 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2019 17:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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