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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57628
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAGR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Owner/operator:Indian Air Force
Registration: JS1..
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ambala, Punjab -   India
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ambala AB, India
Destination airport:
Ambala,Wednesday, July 23, 2003: In the second mishap involving an IAF fighter aircraft in less than a week, a Jaguar on Tuesday caught fire and veered off the runway during take-off from the Air Force Station here but the pilot was rescued by firefighters.

The incident took place at about 4.15 pm when the aircraft was about to take-off for an exercise sortie. An IAF spokesman said in Delhi that the pilot of the aircraft, Flt Lt S Kanvinde, aborted the take-off as he noticed the fire in the plane. Kanvinde was pulled out of the burning aircraft by fire tenders.

Eyewitnesses said the aircraft caught fire near a water tank and three fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames.

"The extent of the damage to the aircraft is being assessed and a Court of Inquiry has been ordered into the incident," he said adding it was not a crash.


Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
17-Jul-2011 01:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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