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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57631
Last updated: 6 September 2021
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Date:09-MAY-2002
Time:08:20 LT
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: JS139
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ambala -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ambala AB, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Indian Air Force (IAF) today instituted a court of inquiry into the crash of its Jaguar aircraft at Ambala this morning, an IAF spokesman said. The Jaguar, belonging to 14 Squadron, crashed into a fence at the end of the runway at the Air Force Station, Ambala, after failing to gain height following take-off.

The crash occurred at 0820 hrs, killing Flying Officer S Palarwal on the spot. The fighter, while taking off, brushed against the fencing bordering the runway and crashed. Since the fuel tank was full, it caught fire immediately after crashing.

20th IAF Jaguar lost since 1979 (1999: 4, two in Gorokhpur and two in Patiala)

Sources:

http://www.targetlock.org.uk/jaguar/service_india.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20171028222715/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/Jaguar/Jaguar.htm (includes picture of the wreckage)
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crdetails.php?crno=606
AFM July 2002, p73


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Jul-2011 00:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2011 00:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2011 01:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2011 01:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 13:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Dec-2019 14:37 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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